Monterey Chicken

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012 For this years {mustache themed}   Father’s Day celebration (it was fun)  my husband requested Monterey Chicken , much to the cheers of my boys! Then I realized that I had not posted this family favorite on The Sisters Cafe!!  What?!!  I am telling you I have been holding out on you , I guess:)  This chicken is an over-the-top AMAZING , man pleasing dish!  I should know since I have a family of all boys!  LOL Really though, all my guys LOVE this chicken and request it for special occasions all the time.  It really is soo good!  Hope you enjoy!

PS My sisters and I are all going to be together again next week and I CAN NOT WAIT!  Fun pictures coming…hopefully some will be creations from my Mom’s kitchen!  We haven’t all been together in over a year so you can imagine the fun!


Monterey Chicken
*Sometimes I marinate the chicken breasts before cooking and they were great. You don't have to though. Marinade: ¼ c. olive oil, 2 T. soy sauce (or lemon juice or red wine vinegar), 2 tsp. McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning.  We only marinade about 30-60 minutes so it's not too salty:)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ c. BBQ sauce
  • ¼ c. real bacon bits
  • 1 c. colby and jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 14 oz. can Rotel tomatoes, drained (canned with green chilies added)--OR use diced fresh tomatoes
  • sliced green onions
  • pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pound out chicken breasts to flatten.
  3. Season with pepper.
  4. Grill chicken until no long pink (we used our George Foreman grill) and place on baking sheet covered with foil.
  5. Top each chicken breast with one tablespoon bar-b-que sauce, ¼ c. cheese, ¼ c. tomatoes, green onions and one tablespoon of bacon bits.
  6. Place in oven and bake until cheese is melted (about 5 minutes).

Recipe Source:  adapted from  All Things Simple/

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  1. Katie says

    I came to the internet looking for a quick, yummy, dinner idea for tonight. Sure enough, up pops this chicken dish. It was just what I was looking for and boy was it good! My husband raved over it and my daughters (ages 3 and 1) both ate some! Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Thanks for the great recipe! We will be making this often! Oh, and just in case it matters, I used fresh diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and cooked my own bacon. Yum yum!

  2. says

    We had this for dinner tonight and it was a total hit with my husband too! Apparently it’s a great guy recipe. My husband said it was restaurant-worthy and sat there trying to figure out how it could be adapted for a our imaginary bed & breakfast! Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Jennifer G. says

    I hadn’t planned ahead for dinner tonight and was looking for something to do with chicken breasts that didn’t require a trip to the store. I had everything on hand for this and it was delicious! My husband really liked it.

  4. kristy says

    I made this tonight and it was a big hit in my family, too! Plus, gluten free! I was recently diagnosed with celiac and am trying to find good recipes that my family loves– and not too different from things I would cook before. I’ve been using your recipes for several years now, and love finding gluten free options from one of my favorite recipe sources! I hope you’ll keep posting your gluten free successes! :) Thanks for the effort you put into sharing wonderful food.

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