Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How many ways can you top a chicken?

How about six?!

This is a new recipe inspired by….


Yeah, you knew it was coming Winking smile

monterey chicken

Monterey Chicken!

Tender, juicy chicken smothered in a smoky BBQ sauce, Colby Jack cheese, Spicy tomatoes, green onions, and crispy bacon.

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Serve with a salad, greens, or even a baked potato. You could even make it into a sandwich Just serve it!

Monterey Chicken inspired by All Things Simple

You’ll need:

boneless skinless chicken breast – however many you want to make!

BBQ sauce (I like Moore’s Honey BBQ – gluten free baby!)

diced tomatoes with green chilies**

colby jack shredded cheese

scallions – diced

bacon – cooked and crumbled

**I couldn’t find any tomato – green chili combos that said gluten free on the can. However, I did find a can of diced tomatoes and a can of green chilies that said it on their own. So I combined the two! Also, I used mild chilies.**

Start by cleaning your chicken and then grilling it off! Grill the chicken breasts until cooked. I grilled mine on a George Foreman because as it turns out, we were out of gas for our grill!

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. On a cookie sheet, lay your grilled breasts. Cover the chicken with BBQ sauce, enough to cover the top – not drench. Then sprinkle on a bit of cheese – again, to cover not drench. Then add the diced tomato/chili combo – about 3 spoonfulls to cover the top. Then cover with more shredded cheese.

Bake for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

Once out of the oven, top with the crumbled cooked bacon and scallions.

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This dish immediately scored a “Ooooh. This is good” from Parrish. And it warmed up beautifully the next day for lunch. I was skeptical from all the different flavors going on top of this grilled chicken, but hey, it works!



Eesh, am I the only person who feels like it should be Thursday already?

Maybe I’m just ready for the weekend because it’s my family’s BBQ competition this weekend! WOO HOO!!!

Remember the last one?



Happy Humpday!