Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Bistro BBQ Chicken

Have you ever been to Ruby Tuesday's? I love to order the Bistro BBQ Chicken when we go (not very often!) and thought I'd try to see if I could make it at home! We agreed that this was delicious and will be a definite repeat for our menu!

Here's what I did:

Thaw frozen boneless skinless chicken and cook in a hot skillet with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Cook on both sides until browned nicely and cooked all the way through.

Cook bacon as desired in a hot skillet, drain on paper towels and set aside.

I used this recipe for onion strings and they were delicious, though a bit time consuming. (I have just discovered her recipes and oh. my. They are so delicious looking and I've had fun going through her recipe archives!)

When you have finished this, place chicken on an oven-safe plate. Brush on BBQ sauce, top with sliced co-jack cheese and sliced bacon. Slip under the broiler until cheese is melted. Serve with onion strings and a vegetable.

Yummy!! We've tried several recipes to replicate restaurant favorites, what are your favorites? Have you tried making it at home?


Anonymous said...

This looks very good. I am going to make this for dinner tonight with the onion rings! You said to put on an oven-safe plate then top with bacon and cheese. Does that go in the oven to melt the cheese?

Amy, Concord NC

Kelly said...

I love the shrimp linguine alfredo at Red Lobster, which we don't go to very often. When I make it, it's good but not quite as thick. Your mention of Ruby Tuesday made me sad, it's my favorite restaurant and they closed in my town a few months ago. Still in withdrawal. Sigh.

Monica Wilkinson said...

Amy - yes, sorry I left that part out - I've fixed it now. Just slip the plate in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is melted.


Mrs. K said...

Our Ruby Tuesday closed too, Kelly. I was sad too, I liked it but we only ate there once every two years or so, which is probably why they closed, lol.

My favorite restaurant meal is the Alice Springs Chicken from Outback Steakhouse. It's very similar to your Bistro BBQ except it is made with honey mustard instead of BBQ sauce. I bake my chicken in the oven with the honey mustard then top with cojack and bacon (the real Alice Springs has mushrooms but I prefer it without as do my children) and serve with more honey mustard on the side.

I love for all their restaurant clone recipes.

Katy said...

YUM!!! That looks fantastic!!! :)

Jennilee said...

Monica-had to laugh when I saw your onion straws...knew just where they came from! I made them the other day myself. Agree, a little time consuming, but very tasty! I love her recipes!

Your copy cat BBQ chicken looks delicious!

Wren said...

I have enjoyed your website for a couple of years now. I visit you and Pioneer Woman Cooks almost everyday. You have always inspired me spiritually and creatively (I wish I had had all the great ideas when my children were little) and Pioneer Woman gets me going in the kitchen, always a good combination for my family. I read Grace Livingston Hill many, many years ago as a teenager and loved her. I have enjoyed many of the books that were given to you in the past as suggestions. Keep up the good work you are an inspiration to alot of us.

Sadie said...

I have to be careful about recreating restaurant dishes at home. My husband invariably prefers mine, and then I get stuck cooking it at home instead of getting to go out for dinner! ;)

Some of our favorites:

This one is a knockoff of an Outback Steakhouse chicken dinner:

From our favorite Italian restaurant I have recreated/improved upon the lentil soup, chicken parmigiana, and chicken alfredo. Still need to achieve the perfect italian bread!

My husband now prefers my Honey Walnut Shrimp to any Chinese restaurant's... I can't think of any others right now, but I am hungry now, LOL

Wendi said...

I am a big chicken fan. I will have to try this.

My favorite restaurant makeover meal is Olive Garden chicken parm. Now if I could only master their breadsticks!

Anonymous said...

Looks WAY YUMMY!!!!!tammyp

Elise said...

Wow, that looks delicious!! Tonight we are having my in-laws over for MIL's birthday, and they are moving to Chicago this week. :(
I am not making her a restaurant knock-off, but I cannot wait to try this recipe!! Meals I have tried...A four cheese alfredo{alfredo, swiss cheese, mushrooms, etc.} chicken dish from Johnny Carinos, alas, it wasn't even my recipe. It was very good, though.

Kristyn said...

That looks really yummy, I'll have to try that soon. I love Pioneer Woman recipes, her shrimp pasta and her apple dumplings are HUGE hits at my house!