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Monterey Chicken

 Monterey Chicken
As colorful as spring itself, Crystal Heese’s tender and tasty chicken entree is sure to become a popular supper standby. “It’s been my husband’s favorite meal since before we were married,” she writes from Quitman, Texas.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons barbecue sauce
  • 2 cooked bacon strips
  • 1/4 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives


  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet coated with
  • cooking spray, cook chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side or until
  • juices run clear. Transfer to a greased baking sheet.
  • Top each with barbecue sauce, bacon and cheese. Broil 3-4 in. from
  • the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with
  • tomato and chives. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken breast half (prepared with reduced-fat cheese) equals 246 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 658 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein.