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Skillet Monterey Chicken l SimplyScratch.com

Skillet Monterey Chicken

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Chicken breasts cooked and topped with barbecue sauce, cheddar jack cheese, crispy bacon, diced fresh tomatoes and green onions. A simple dinner everyone will love!
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken, family friendly, healthy, low carb, low fat, skillet
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 401
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 4 slices center cut bacon
  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4 chicken breast halves
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup barbecue sauce use your favorite (I use sugar free)
  • 1 cup cheddar jack cheese regular or reduced fat
  • 1 large roma tomato diced small
  • 2 green onions sliced


  • To your skillet, add bacon and heat on medium. Turning occasionally and cooking until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to cool, then coarsely chop.
  • Drain off all but a couple teaspoons of the bacon fat.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°
  • Season both sides of the chicken with salt and black pepper.
  • To the hot bacon fat, add the chicken and cook for 6 to 8 minutes before turning and cooking for an additional 5 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink and fully cooked. Transfer to a clean platter.
  • Pour 1/4 cup in the bottom of the skillet, scraping up any of the browned bits on the bottom.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet and top with remaining sauce.
  • Top each chicken breast with 1/4 cup of cheese and bake until melted. About 6 to 8 minutes or so - watch carefully.
  • Before serving, top with chopped bacon, fresh tomatoes and sliced green onions.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 821mg | Potassium: 626mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 594IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 1mg