If you love the Monterey Chicken at Chili’s restaurant, you have to try this knock off recipe. It’s fast, easy, and delicious!
I feel like it’s been forever since I shared a dinner recipe. We eat pretty basic in the summer. Easy meals, and lots of BBQ’s. Not a lot to share in the main dish department. But I tried this monterey chicken a few weeks ago and the family loved it. It’s already made it’s second appearance at our table.
I found the recipe over at Mmm Cafe. It is a knock-off recipe for Chili’s Monterey Chicken. I love restaurant knock-off recipes, don’t you? Saves so much money! I’ve never actually had the Monterey Chicken at Chili’s, so I can’t attest to how authentic it is. But I can attest that it is delicious!
How to make Monterey Chicken
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- BBQ sauce
- Monterey jack cheese
- roma tomatoes
- green onions
Cook the bacon in a small skillet till crispy. Meanwhile, bake chicken in a 9×13″ pan at 350° for 20-30 minutes or till juices run clear and internal temperature is 160°. (If you pound it thin, it will bake faster.)
Smother both sides of the chicken with BBQ sauce. Bake 3-5 more minutes. Top with bacon and grated cheese and broil for 30-60 seconds or till cheese melts. Garnish with tomatoes and green onions.
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