Monterey Chicken

Thursday, November 09, 2006

So have you ever gone to Chili's...well I'm sure you have, but anyway, have you ever gone there and ordered the Monterey Chicken??? You know the yummy one with the chicken breast covered in bacon and cheese and then topped with green onions and it's served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes??? (at least mine always is lol)

Well it's my favorite Chili's dish, it's what I always have, so when I was looking through my new "Fix it and Enjoy it" cookbook and I saw the recipe, I just knew I had to try it.

Try I did, last night, and there were a few mumblings around the table, not in a bad way, because I set the chicken down and said "Don't touch it, I need to get a picture for the blog" and before I came back with the camera, the chicken was almost gone.....YEAH, it tastes JUST like Chili's and OH.MY.WORD is all I can say.

So here you go, try it, you might be lucky and have your hubby say what mine did...."Sandra, you ROCK, from now on whenever you serve chicken in this house, THIS is how I want it". LOL

Monterey Chicken


4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 1 1/2 lbs. total
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/3 cup bottled barbecue sauce
4-8 slices cooked bacon, according to your taste preference
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 scallions, trimmed and sliced

Heat oven to 350 º.

Place chicken in a single layer in a greased baking dish.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spoon on the barbecue sauce.

Bake in oven for 25 minutes, or until all pink is gone.

Monterey Chicken

Top each breast half with 1 or 2 slices of cooked bacon. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake in oven 5 more minutes.

Top each breast half with fresh scallions.

Monterey Chicken

Monterey Chicken

Makes 4 servings

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  1. I wonder if my hubby will say I rock when I make this??you always have the best recipes.Thanks and have a grea day.MIchelle

  2. Oh wow, we've had that at Chili's and always love it. Their mashed taters are so good, aren't they?

    This looks sooo good, thanks so much for posting! I have the original Fix It and Forget it, this one sounds like it has some great recipes in it too :)

  3. I will be making this tomorrow. I have three chicken breasts thawing! Yum!

  4. This is my favorite Chili's dish for when I'm going Low-Carb. Fabulous!

  5. This is one of my Chili's favorites! I'm in the habit of ordering it without the barbeque sauce, but with mushrooms. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. OH that sounds sooo good... and me without any BBQ sauce in the fridge! ARRRGGGHHH!

  7. I tried this recipe last night.
    Here's some trackback for you:
    It was great, BTW!

  8. This looks like it will be amazing, thanks for sharing!

  9. We had this last night!! Super easy to make and delish!!!

    We will have again!! Thanks!

  10. Hi, I´m new at this blog, and I´m enjoying all your recipes. I will definetely make this one. We do not have Chili´s here in Madrid so it will be a wonderful surprise for my 3 daughters that love to order this chicken dish when we go to Chili´s in the States. Thanks for sharing it!!

  11. This looks amazing - I'm adding it to my OAMC for October - thanks!


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