Monterey Chicken Recipe

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This is a mouth-watering recipe for Monterey Chicken with barbecue sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, fried onions, green Chiles, and bacon.

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Servings: 3-4


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  • 3-4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Sea or Kosher salt and fresh Black Pepper
  • 1-2 cups Barbecue Sauce, like Jack Daniels
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • Canola oil
  • 4 ounce can Green Chiles, diced
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups Monterey Jack or Cheddar Cheese, shredded


  1. An hour or two before baking pound out chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap using a meat mallet or a skillet to 1-inch thick. Season with salt and pepper,
  2. marinate in enough barbecue sauce to cover well.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake the chicken until cooked through, adding more barbecue sauce over top as needed.
  4. While the chicken is baking cook the bacon until crispy in a small skillet or in a separate pan in oven alongside the chicken. In a large skillet saute onion in a few tablespoons of oil until tender, add green chiles and saute for a few more minutes.
  5. When chicken is cooked through turn on broiler, sprinkle chicken generously with cheese and melt under broiler, keeping a very close eye on it.
  6. Top chicken with green chile/onion mixture and crumbled bacon.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 362g
Recipe makes 3 servings
Calories 734  
Calories from Fat 372 51%
Total Fat 41.87g 52%
Saturated Fat 20.68g 83%
Trans Fat 0.02g  
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 2262mg 94%
Potassium 632mg 18%
Total Carbs 51.36g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 6%
Sugars 34.87g 23%
Protein 36.43g 58%
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