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Monterey Chicken Recipe

Monterey Chicken Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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 each: 246 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 658mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 264185
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2017

"We had this delicious chicken tonight and cleaned our plates. The only change was that I added salsa to the chicken instead of tomatoes. I didn't have chives so added sliced green onions. Yummy! We loved this recipe and will be having it again. I highly recommend this recipe.

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tstreich User ID: 1042559 233310
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"Very quick to put together. I double the recipe and make a couple without the BBQ sauce and everybody gets what they want. Great blend of flavors."

puakea32 User ID: 1642622 145650
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"This is such a quick and easy recipe, and my husband loves the addition of bacon, and I love the honey bbq sauce we add."

marciedarcie User ID: 3127814 146547
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"My family really likes this. It is regular in our house."

alyssabird91 User ID: 4183557 161453
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"Delicious, I've made this many times. I prefer to chop the bacon smaller when I put it on, and use fresh green onion so I can taste the onion more though."

JFenrick User ID: 1441711 145456
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"quick and easy, the chicken was juicy and tender also! It's a keeper!"

grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 66513
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2009

"We all enjoyed this chicken and gave it high marks. It will definitely be a repeat dish for our family."

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