Baked Monterey Chicken with Roasted Veggies Recipe
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Baked Monterey Chicken with Roasted Veggies Recipe

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Everyone asks me for this baked chicken. Roasting the veggies brings out their sweetness. They're delicious with fettuccine, rice or mashed potatoes. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 large sweet red peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, divided
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 581 calories, 40g fat (22g saturated fat), 200mg cholesterol, 1093mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 44g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place asparagus and red peppers in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; toss with oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roast 5-8 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from dish.
  2. Season chicken with the remaining salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat; brown 3 chicken breasts on both sides. Transfer to the same baking dish. Repeat with an additional 1 tablespoon butter and remaining chicken. Top chicken with roasted vegetables.
  3. In same skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in broth, cream and wine. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 1 cup cheese until melted. Pour over chicken.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Monterey Chicken with Roasted Veggies in Taste of Home February/March 2015, p64

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Cindy User ID: 9148520 264932
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

"My husband and son rate my suppers on a scale from 1-10 if I'm trying a new recipe. This one got a 10. So delicious. I served it with rice. Next time I think I'll serve it with pasta."

nkirby User ID: 5661532 252266
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2016

"My whole family loved this recipe! Though some of my kids don't like red peppers they still ate up the chicken that had been cooked with the peppers and sauce on them. The only thing I did differently was to sprinkle the chicken breasts with some powdered garlic and cumin as I was browning them."

TerriJarvis User ID: 6393590 248638
Reviewed May. 25, 2016

"We thoroughly enjoyed this dish. I will definitely make it again. Asparagus ,peppers , and chicken breast were all on sale this week. I am thrilled when I am able to prepare such an elegant dish on my tight budget."

mamarey User ID: 1121217 247807
Reviewed May. 3, 2016

"This was very good and the chicken was really moist. I thought the sauce needed something, next time I make it I will add garlic to sauce. I will make this again."

pohl1959 User ID: 2888433 247453
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"This is one of the best recipes I have ever tried! Definitely restaurant quality! Thank you for the recipe!"

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 246293
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2016

"This was really good!! Will keep this one."

chocolateformyfour User ID: 7643589 245989
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

"Insanely good! Used the wine. Perfect exactly as written."

Karnold249 User ID: 4181483 244320
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"I did as the other reviewers and made it exactly as the recipe is written and it was fabulous. Will be making this again and again."

kakca2000 User ID: 8617176 239485
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"I love this recipe. Im only 15 and love to cook. This recipe it simple and fun especially when we have guest over"

kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 230203
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"This is so easy to make and is delicious! My family loved it!"

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