Monterey Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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Monterey Barbecued Chicken Recipe
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Monterey Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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Linda Coleman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa turns regular chicken into a savory dish with barbecue sauce, crisp bacon and melty cheese. It gets even better with a sprinkling of fresh tomatoes and green onions.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Cut bacon strips in half widthwise. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
Drain drippings from skillet; cook chicken in butter over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
Top each chicken breast with the barbecue sauce, green onions, tomato and two reserved bacon pieces; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Monterey Barbecued Chicken in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 318 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.

  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Cut bacon strips in half widthwise. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. Drain drippings from skillet; cook chicken in butter over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  3. Top each chicken breast with the barbecue sauce, green onions, tomato and two reserved bacon pieces; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Monterey Barbecued Chicken in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p21

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stormxchaser57 User ID: 6115232 165548
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"My family enjoyed this recipe. It was very good and the flavors all worked well together. I omitted the green onions because I didn't have them around but the next time I make this recipe I will definitely be using them to give it the added flavor, though it didn't really need it!"

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BarbieGould User ID: 5315704 106012
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"so tasty and quick! a picky eaters dream!"

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Bevs511 User ID: 4951789 154303
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"This was so easy and tasty too! I loved all the flavors together and think the green onions just set it all off perfectly! I will make this repeatedly!"

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pattyl1513 User ID: 1911224 68623
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"Family loved this!!"

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pinkhottie User ID: 3003964 171004
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2008

"this is delicous!the bacon gives it a nice smoky flavor."

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