Chicken Monterey

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Last night for dinner, we had one of my husband’s favorite ‘restaurant copycat’ meals.  On the rare occasion that we do eat out, if Chicken Monterey is on the menu, you can bet he will order that…. and Mozzarella Sticks 🙂  We like this with Stove Top White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Soy-Balsamic Glazed Green Beans

  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 4 chicken breast, pounded to an even thickness
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  • 1 tsp Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
  • 1 cup (or more!) of your favorite barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays Brown Sugar and
  • Hickory Flavor)
  • Shredded Cheese (We love colby-jack with this!)
  • Green Onions (I forgot these!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, cook bacon until extra crispy. Remove from pan. Leave about 2 TBSP of the bacon drippings. Sprinkle the chicken with the Lawry’s Seasoning Salt. Heat pan with bacon drippings to med/high heat. Brown Chicken breast in bacon drippings for about 4 -5 minutes per side. Remove Chicken from skillet and place in a large baking dish. Top with bbq sauce, cooked bacon and cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and cook for 10 more minutes. Top with green onions and enjoy!

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