REAL Deal Monterey Chicken

Monterey ChickenThis recipe is REAL simple and REAL good! On a REAL busy night you can have a REAL meal. Your family will REALly thank you! :) 

This recipe is actually a modification of one of my recipes from my first cookbook, Satisfying Eats. By using my Bacon-Balsamic BBQ sauce I cut out TONS of time because it already has the bacon in the sauce! 

Bacon Balsamic BBQ SauceTo make healthy and quick meals, be sure to have these pantry essentials and staples on hand:

  1. Bacon-Balsamic BBQ Sauce

  2. Cajun House Seasoning

  3. BEST Homemade Mayo

  4. Tasty Taco Seasoning

  5. Chili Seasoning

  6. Homemade Double-Strength Vanilla Extract

  7. Extra Zesty Ranch Dressing

  8. Easy Breadless Bread Crumbs

  9. Sweet, Tangy & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Here are some more not so essential but oh so good condiments! 

  1. Extra Yummy Sauce

  2. Homemade Blackberry Syrup

  3. Homemade Blueberry Syrup

  4. New-tella Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe and be sure to check out my other recipes in my cookbooks!

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REAL Deal Monterey Chicken

Serves 6

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    • 4-6 boneless and skinless chicken thighs (you could also use chicken breast)
    • Cajun House Seasoning
    • 1-1/2 tbsp. butter or bacon grease (or fat of choice)
    • 1 cup Bacon-Balsamic BBQ Sauce
    • 2 tbsp. water
    • 4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (or cheese of choice)


  1. Lightly season both sides of the chicken with the Cajun House Seasoning and set a side. (Don't over do it on the seasoning or the final dish will be too salty.)

    In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the butter or bacon grease, then add the seasoned chicken to the hot pan and cook for 4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 4 minutes. Top each piece of chicken with the bbq sauce. Add the remaining sauce to the pan along with the water. Cover immediately and cook for 6-10 minutes or until chicken is done and no longer pink in the center (or it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.) Once chicken is done, top with cheese and serve. 

    Optional: Serve with fresh diced tomatoes. 

  1. Nutrition: 370 Calories, 23 grams Fat, 5 Net Carbs, 32 grams Protein per serving (based on 6 servings)
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