Saturday, March 30, 2013

Chicken Monterey

Pinterest strikes again.  I've seen a million recipes for this Chicken Monterey, and it sounded so good!

It was.

My husband LOVED this chicken!  The girls loved it, too.  It was a huge hit at our house.

So you just brown some chicken in a cast iron skillet...

Then you top with barbecue sauce,

some turkey bacon bits...

and cheese!

I mean, how bad can that be.

We certainly loved it.

And you could certainly grill the chicken as well.  And you could certainly use any kind of cheese you like.

Oh!  And we ate this with steamed broccoli (we only eat broccoli about 3 nights/week at our house) with lemon and sweet potato fries (the kind in a bag in the freezer section and baked them just like the package said.  I sprinkled them with salt, cinnamon and sugar....yeah, my husband and kids loved those, too.).

Chicken Monterey
Adapted from about a dozen recipes on the internet

1 T olive oil
4 T turkey bacon bits (optional)
4 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
Salt & pepper
6-8 T barbecue sauce
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
2 green onions, sliced thin

Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.  Cook the chicken in the olive oil over medium heat until browned on both sides and just cooked through.

Spread 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce on the chicken.  Sprinkle with turkey bacon and lay the cheese on top.  Remove from the heat, cover the skillet and let it sit until the cheese is melty, about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle the green onions on top and serve!

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