I posted this on my old blog way back in 2009, but recently made it again and decided to post it here. This Monterey Chicken is similar to the one that Chili’s serves. It’s got bacon, cheese, and BBQ sauce which creates lots of layers of flavor. You wouldn’t think something this good would be easy to make, but it is really simple.

Monterey Chicken {Chili's Copycat Recipe} - This monterey chicken is one of my family's favorites.  Bacon, cheese, and  BBQ sauce.  How can your kids not love it!Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 tbsp Olive Oil (I prefer EVOO)
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
8 teaspoons barbecue sauce
8 slices crispy bacon
1 cup shredded Monterey jack/cheddar cheese blend
1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup of chopped green onion
Monterey Chicken {Chili's Copycat Recipe} - This monterey chicken is one of my family's favorites.  Bacon, cheese, and  BBQ sauce.  How can your kids not love it!Directions:
1. Preheat broiler.
2. Butterfly each chicken breast. Then, place chicken inside a ziplock bag. Pound the chicken breast until it’s about 1/2 thick.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Pour Olive Oil into nonstick skillet. Circle it around to cover pan surface. Cook the chicken breast until done all the way through.
5. Spray broiler pan with nonstick spray. Place chicken breast on the pan.
6. Put barbecue sauce on each chicken breast and spread evenly.
7. Place two pieces of bacon over each breast in an X and sprinkle with cheese.
8. Broil chicken until cheese melts.
9. Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes and green onion.

Monterey Chicken {Chili's Copycat Recipe}
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil (I prefer EVOO)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 8 teaspoons barbecue sauce
  • 8 slices crispy bacon
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack/cheddar cheese blend
  • ½ cup of chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup of chopped green onion
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Butterfly each chicken breast. Then, place chicken inside a ziplock bag. Pound the chicken breast until it's about ½ thick.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour Olive Oil into nonstick skillet. Circle it around to cover pan surface. Cook the chicken breast until done all the way through.
  5. Spray broiler pan with nonstick spray. Place chicken breast on the pan.
  6. Put barbecue sauce on each chicken breast and spread evenly.
  7. Place two pieces of bacon over each breast in an X and sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Broil chicken until cheese melts.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes and green onion.

~Adapted from Food.Com

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