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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 301.9
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.9 mg
  • Sodium: 982.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 13.2 g

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Smokehouse Chicken (unchained recipe contest!)

Submitted by: SARAHLYNN1285
Smokehouse Chicken (unchained recipe contest!)

Introduction

This is my absolute favorite dish from Ruby Tuesday so I had to find a way to make it over. Its called the smokehouse chicken and it is a favorite by many! This delicious dish is high in fat and calories if ordered from the restaurant so I came up with a healthier, guilt free version that has become a favorite in my household! This is my absolute favorite dish from Ruby Tuesday so I had to find a way to make it over. Its called the smokehouse chicken and it is a favorite by many! This delicious dish is high in fat and calories if ordered from the restaurant so I came up with a healthier, guilt free version that has become a favorite in my household!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 pkg Perdue fit and easy boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins

    2 cups reduced fat shredded cheese (preferably cheddar but any cheese will do)

    1 bottle Jack Daniels Honey smokehouse sauce

    12 strips cooked turkey bacon

Directions



Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place turkey bacon on a cookie sheet and bake in oven for 15 minutes. On the stovetop grill chicken tenderloins in a frying pan.
once chicken is fully cooked place all pieces in a 13x9 glass dish. Take shredded cheese and sprinkle a handful over each piece of chicken and then place two strips of turkey bacon across each piece of chicken.
place in oven at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Pull chicken out of the oven and pour Jack daniel sauce over every piece.
makes 6 servings = 1 piece of chicken per person

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SARAHLYNN1285.






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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I used this recipe, but modified the amounts quite a bit. I took an 8 oz chicken breast, painted it with 2 Tbsp of the Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, put 3 pieces of the turkey bacon on top, and 1/4 cup Fat free cheddar. This makes 2 servings for me. It is still fantastic, without as many calories! - 6/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Wowza!! Delicious! Only change we'd do,(recommended by my 17yr old) is put bacon on chicken first, then cheese. The melted cheese would help hold the bacon onto the chicken (our came off while cutting it). We also cooked the bacon for less time, that worked well for us. My kids loved this! - 1/23/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This concept is so easy, but some of us have to alter it for medical purposes. Diabetes, high BP, cholesterol, asthma, would prompt me to switch the bbq sauce, reduce the cheese, but it would be worth it! This would be great over brown rice or even ON A BED OF SALAD MIXTURE!! Thank you!! - 11/8/09

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I can't WAIT to try this!! It sounds mouthwatering. Too bad I already have chickens in the rotisserie or I'd make it this very night!! (Don't mind folks whose criticisms are not constructive. You've done us Sparkers a great service by sharing this recipe!) - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! I modified it slightly. I grilled the chicken on a gas grill and basted with bbq sauce. When the chicken was about done I sprinkled cheese on top then took 2 slices uncooked turkey bacon and wrapped the chicken/cheese mix in the bacon and finished grilling. Any grease is gone. - 4/22/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used very little BBQ sauce since it is so high in sodium. That makes the dish not healthy enough for most diets.
    Very tasty entree! - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I also added sautee'd mushrooms soooo good :-) - 5/12/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I grilled the chicken, melted the cheese on top, cooked the bacon seperately, and added it to the chicken using only about 3 TB BBQ sauce. I made the 6 servings and only used 1/3 a bottle of sauce. A whole bottle? No way! I had no idea turkey bacon was that tasty! We'll definitely have this again. - 3/27/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Will make this again. I am going to try home made barbeque sauce next time to cut down on the sodium. - 11/8/09

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  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Looks simple enough, but I just don't like the texture or flavor of turkey bacon. - 11/4/09

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a keeper! Will add this to my rotation - 10/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This looks so good....I'm adding it to my menu this week!!! - 10/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family and I love this recipe & will prepare this regularly! I did tweek it a bit, we sprinkled the chicken with Mrs. Dash and baked it for 30 mins on 450. I then added minimal sweet baby rays bbq. I cooked bacon for 10 mins on 450, wrapped chicken in bacon and added cheese and melted it! Thx! - 2/16/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am adding this recipe to one of my cookbooks. I will also bake the chicken... it's just easier! Tureky bacon on my grill and will measure out my BBQ sauce. I will probably use Sweet Baby Rays... I am sooo glad other Sparkers are more creative than I am.. makes making dinner more fun! - 2/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tastes great. Used regular bacon without a problem (just reduce the oven time to 10 min). - 2/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a great hit last night with my family and trust me I have 3 VERY picky eaters. I did add some garlic and herb Mrs Dash to the chicken and instead of Jack Daniels BBQ sauce I used Sweet Baby Ray's This was so good. I server it with cheesy broccoli rice and salad. I will make this again - 2/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We all loved it. Served with brown rice and fresh baby spinach leaves, it was sublime. Now I just have to work on making it LOOK better. - 1/17/10

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  • Bad
    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
    trying this later in the week.... can't wait. Yum! - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Finally, a healthy way to eat bacon! - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks wonderful to me! I will definitely try it this week. Thanks for sharing. - 11/4/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This reminds me of a dish I love from Chili's...I always miss the smoky flavor the restaurants have, so I think I'll look for some grilled chicken in the freezer section...maybe even use fajita strips or whatever I can find...the rest can stay the same and I get to control the calories! Hurrah!! - 11/3/09

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  • The turkey bacon strips should be cut up and cooked less time in the oven. I added the sauce before I put the chicken in the oven. - 3/1/13

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  • Made this tonight with my husband,and three kids. Very good. Everyone got full happy bellies without changing a thing. - 2/2/13

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  • My family loved this recipe. I made a few adjustments. I used three regular chicken breast= 6 halves. I only made 6 pieces of turkey bacon. I seasoned the chicken with Webster's Kickin Chicken to give it some pizzazz. For the BQ I used Sweet Baby Rays- Sweet and Spicy. A+++. Thanks for sharing. :) - 1/19/13

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  • I made this recipe tonight and loved it. I made some slight changes to suit my tastes, but the basics were the same. I took the bacon out of the oven at 12 minutes because it was starting to burn. I seasoned the chicken with Caribbean jerk seasoning and only used a little bit of BBQ sauce. Amazing. - 1/14/13

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  • My family LOVED IT!!!!!!! - 1/4/13

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  • I don't know if my chicken was to big or I cooked it too long but I thought it was tough and dry and besides the bacon and sauce thought was kinda bland.......sorry. I was really hoping to love this and put a rave review but just putting my honest opinion. I won't be making this again. - 11/8/12

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  • Easy and Delicious - 8/6/12

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  • This was amazing!!!! - 7/23/12

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  • This is one of the easiest, tastiest recipes EVER!!! Tasted like something from a restaurant but for a fraction of the calories and fat!!! - 5/3/12

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  • Very good, and easy to make! - 3/19/12

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  • LOVED this recipe and so did my 5 year old! - 2/29/12

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  • Omg this recipe is awesome and is so easy to make. My entire family absolutely loved this chicken. I replaced the reduced-fat cheese for Kraft's fat-free cheddar. I felt like I was eating at a restaurant. I served it with fresh steamed asparagus and White Romano Cheese Mashed potatoes for the kids. - 2/9/12

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  • This was a hit with the family. I used one piece of bacon per piece of chicken, cut it in half and placed it diagonally. We still got a piece of bacon with each bite~ - 2/1/12

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  • This is so good, my whole family raved about it!! Thank you for an easy and delicious meal!! - 1/28/12

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  • This sounds great. I'm going to make it tonight!! - 10/18/11

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  • very easy to make. I used less bbq sauce bc I'm not very crazy about bbq sauce particularly, it was super delish! - 9/5/11

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  • This would need to be modified to reduce the sodium, but otherwise it looks like a great dish. - 6/25/11

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  • Very Good! We use center cut bacon instead of turkey bacon, adds no extra fat or calories, and we toast up some French's French Fried Onions to top them off with and toss them on wheat buns. - 5/15/11

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  • I can't wait to make this!!! - 4/6/11

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  • This chicken was very good. I did modify the recipe a bit. I baked the chicken with the BBQ sauce for 30 min covered, then 30 min uncovered at 325 degrees. Then, I sprinkled a little cheese on the chicken, added the bacon on top and sprinkled the rest of the cheese on top of the bacon. It was great! - 4/3/11

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  • My wife added mushrooms and onions and it was wonderful. Covering it caused the sauce to thin out and cooked it into the meat more. It meant less sauce on the chicken but loads of taste inside! - 3/24/11

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  • loved this but i did use regular pepper bacon..i dont like turkey bacon and the regular bacon wasnt to much off with calories fat and all that than the turkey bacon :)also when i added bbq sauce i put back in oven for 5 minutes to just warm it all up together... - 3/1/11

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  • Great recipe! - 2/17/11

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  • I didn't actually use any bbq sauce as the bf doesn't like it, but the rest of it as delicious!! - 2/11/11

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  • Loved this! - 10/22/10

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  • I thought this dish was awesome!!!! I do see some areas of adjustments to try to make it a bit healthier but that is the fun in cooking!!! Thanks for the recipe!!! My family loved it!!!! - 10/5/10

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  • trying it tonight! - 8/23/10

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  • I tried this for dinner tonight, and it was really good! - 8/17/10

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  • Oh yeah. This was good! - 8/1/10

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  • easy and delicious! i cooked the chicken on the george foreman and put half cheese on then bacon and then the rest of the chicken. perfect! - 8/1/10

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  • It was so good!! My husband absolutely loved it! The only thing I really did differently was use a little less sauce than in called for, but besides that the recipe is flawless! - 7/30/10

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  • This was GREAT! Very easy to make and VERY yummy! - 7/30/10

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  • We made this tonight, it was amazing! I would of never put the three together, and was pleasently suprised with the taste!! Thank you so much for sharing your yummy recipe! - 7/28/10

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  • DELICIOUS! This is so unlike what I usually make and my husband scarfed it down in a couple minutes. I just used the indoor grill and grilled the chicken and bacon at the same time, but bbq sauce on top maybe 2 T a piece and FF cheese and used turkey bacon. This is a keeper!!! - 7/6/10

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  • I also tweeked it and used Sweet Baby Ray's instead, Delicious!! - 6/27/10

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  • This was super yummy!! I decided to save some calories and did not add the fat free cheese. It was fabulous!! YOu must try this chicken. I took some for lunch the next day and had it with a side of cottage cheese. Super high protein!! - 6/22/10

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  • My 11 year old made this for us tonight. I think I've decided I don't like turkey bacon but other than that loved it :-)
    We only used half the bottle of sauce and half the cheese. - 6/12/10

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  • Even my picky husband liked this served on a salad. Delicious! A new household favorite, perhaps? - 5/27/10

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  • Great, my husband loved it. - 5/24/10

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  • Hi ladies....well i tried it. Probably won't try it again. Everything sounds really good, but looks a little less than appetizing in the dish. I tried half with chicken, cheese then turkey bacon and half chicken, turkey, then cheese and all of the toppings fell off the chicken! - 5/14/10

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  • Cooked bacon about 7 minutes & baked the chicken. Very good dish! - 3/8/10

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  • I have never seen Perdue products where I live. Can someone please explain the weight of these chicken tenderloins? Thank you. - 3/5/10

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  • Is the nutritional info for just one piece of chicken?? - 2/21/10

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  • It was really good! My boyfriend and I couldnt find the jack daniels honey smokehouse sauce so we had to uses regular jack daniels bbq sauce but I am definitely going to keep my eye out for that bottle cause I know it will tast amazing with that sauce! Ty for sharing! - 2/20/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds really good, I will be trying it very soon. - 2/17/10

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  • well.. I made it a bit different,I used a mustard based BBQ Sauce (Cattlemans) placed chic. in pyrex dish pourd sauce on it covered and baked for 45 min. cooked bacon traditional style took cover off chic. placed bacon on it sprinkled cheed on top to melt. Super YUMMY!!!!! - 1/28/10

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  • Very easy to make and the whole family loved it! Reheated very well for lunch too. - 1/11/10

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  • I recommend optimizing this recipe a bit: following these directions gave me burnt bacon and tough chicken. Cooking bacon at 450 deg for 5 min, NOT 15 min, was better. I also recommend baking the chicken, not grilling it, to avoid a tough exterior. A dish with potential, but recipe needs fine-tuning - 11/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Of all the unchained recipes, this is the one I most want to try! - 11/12/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 11/10/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, I will try it this week - 11/10/09

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds ok, but I probably won't make it--I tried it at Ruby Tuesday's and thought it was just ok.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe! - 11/10/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very tasty! Would use less cheese and just brush BBQ sauce over the chicken for less sodium. Thanks! - 11/10/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a fan of Jack Daniels Honey smokehouse sauce
    or turkey bacon, will have to make some changes to this to suit me. - 11/6/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this! - 11/6/09

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  • Very tasty! Very rich, too. Couldn't eat a whole serving. I think next time I make it, I won't use as much bbq sauce. My daughter seemed to really enjoy it and she's a picky eater. Can't wait for my husband to try it when he gets home! - 11/5/09

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  • YUMMMM!! This was so easy and so good. Not at all what I expected. Family wanted to know where I got the recipe. - 11/5/09

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  • good way to make things lighter! - 11/5/09

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  • Looks great, and simple to make! - 11/5/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Way too high in sodium for a simple chicken dish. I'd probably use half the cheese and make my own bbq sauce from scratch so I can control the sodium. (BBQ sauce is pretty easy to make.) - 11/4/09

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I don't like the corn syrup in that bbq sauce; I'd have to find a different one or make my own. I'm also not one for reduced fat cheese or turkey bacon. For this dish moderation would be my key: less cheese and bacon bits instead of strips. - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds wonderful - 11/4/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think my husband will love this, but I'm not a fan of bbq sauce so I'll probable skip over this recipe. - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks great! - 11/4/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    thissounds great! - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds pretty good - 11/4/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks great! I will make it tonight and come back with a real review. - 11/4/09

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  • I'll try this, but will cut down the sauce to reduce sodium. - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks good - looks yummy - and best of all, easy to make. I will have to try it. - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like it could be a favorite. Looks good in the picture and sounds easy to make, can't wait to try it. - 11/4/09

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  • Great re-make! - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great...intend to make it in the future - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This one looks yummy. I will certainly give it a try this week. I think the kids will like it too. Thanks! - 11/3/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    looks good. saving it to my Untried Recipe Bank. - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Gonna' make this 'fer' sure..... - 11/3/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    fixing it for dinner tonight. yum - 10/29/09

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