Grilled Monterey Chicken Recipe
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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


  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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


  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 User ID: 7711587 68037
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

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

psygrad95 User ID: 1413766 95470
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"Whole family enjoyed."

jayna.simpson User ID: 3307848 150699
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"Tasty & enjoyed by my whole family."

tanders821 User ID: 2676627 96933
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!"

PJNighthawk User ID: 4027636 150453
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."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 165500
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

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

amaran85 User ID: 4836763 104438
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!!"

tlckk4 User ID: 2531797 166865
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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