• 4 slices bacon , halved crosswise
  • 3 -4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt , to taste
  • pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce , your favorite
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 large onion rolls , split
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Preheat oven to 400.
  • 2 Fry bacon until crisp. Transfer to paper-lined plate and pour all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat out of pan.
  • 3 Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken in bacon fat until browned on one side, about 4 minutes. Flip chicken and add BBQ sauce and water.
  • 4 Cover, reduce heat to medium and simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce is slightly thickened, about 8 minutes.
  • 5 Remove chicken from pan and cut into bite-sized pieces. Arrange onion rolls cut side up on a baking sheet.
  • 6 Divide chicken among bottom halves of rolls. Top with sauce, cheese, and bacon.
  • 7 Bake open-faced sandwiches until cheese melts and rolls are golden brown, about 4 minutes. Top each sandwich with toasted roll top.