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Grilled Monterey Chicken Recipe

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Try this chicken from the grill served in a refreshingly different way. And although the ingredient list appears long, it's a cinch to make. —Sherri Mabry Gordon, Pickerington, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, halved
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 thin slices sweet onion
  • 6 thin slices tomato
  • 6 thin slices avocado
  • 6 thin slices Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  1. Cook bacon according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, salt, oregano and pepper; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink.
  3. Move chicken to edges of grill. Top each with two bacon pieces and one slice of onion, tomato, avocado and cheese. Cover and grill 4-6 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Monterey Chicken in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p42

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.


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DroBakes
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"Excellent, moist and tender. Good flavor combo."

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psygrad95
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"Whole family enjoyed."

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jayna.simpson
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"Tasty & enjoyed by my whole family."

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tanders821
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2011

"This chicken is excellent! Moist and tasty.. and the kids like it, too! I serve it on corn-dusted Kaiser rolls as a sandwich, and everybody loves it!"

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PJNighthawk
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"Delicious & easy. I don't like avocado so I did leave out, but followed the rest of the recipe. I had over a layer of fried rice. Very tasty. I am going to try it on a hard roll as a sandwich next time. Thanks Sherri."

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Kris Countryman
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"Loved this recipe! I did use guacamole in place of the avocado slices. It was yummy."

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amaran85
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"OMG!!! this is one of my favorite chicken recipes. I make this at least once per week. the marinade keeps the chicken from drying out. i followed the recipe exactly with one exception. Instead of soy sauce, i used teryaki sauce because that's all i had on hand. PERFECTO!!"

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tlckk4
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"I've made this chicken many times; family enjoys it and we just top with bacon cheese since no one likes tomato or avacodo."

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