Monterey chicken on a plate with a side salad.

Monterey Chicken Recipe

This Monterey Chicken Skillet Recipe is a quick and easy weeknight dinner.  Juicy chicken, tangy BBQ sauce, crispy bacon and lots of gooey cheese make this 30-minute dish a winner!
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 368kcal
Author Erin Henry


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp barbecue sauce use your favorite!
  • 4 oz Colby Jack cheese grated
  • 1 to mato diced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • salt and pepper optional


  • In a large oven-safe skillet, fry bacon until crispy.
  • While bacon is frying, pound chicken breasts to desired thickness. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Dice tomatoes and slice green onions, set aside.
  • Remove bacon from skillet and drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.
  • Turn heat to medium-high and brown chicken on both sides (2 to 3 minutes per side) in bacon grease.
  • Pour chicken broth over the chicken breasts and cover skillet with a lid. Cook until chicken is done, approximately 4 to 5 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  • Turn heat off and spread barbecue sauce on top of each chicken breast.
  • Top with slice of bacon broken in half.
  • Divide cheese evenly among the chicken breasts.
  • Place under oven broiler for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Watch carefully and take out when cheese is fully melted.
  • Top chicken with tomato and green onions and serve immediately.


Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 569mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 0.9mg