Monday, February 18, 2013

Monterey Chicken

I love eating chicken breasts cooked in the oven.   They can be so easy to prepare and cook and are relatively healthy, and there are so many different marinade combinations and toppings to choose from.  I'm always excited to try a new way.  I found this recipe on The Recipe Critic.  The addition of BBQ sauce is a new one for me that I couldn't wait to try!

The case:
Monterey Chicken adapted slightly from The Recipe Critic
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Worchestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 8 slices thick bacon, crumbled
  • Barbecue sauce
  1. Mix the honey, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and salt together. I cut my chicken breasts in half making them tenders. Marinate your chicken breasts in this sauce for at least an hour but can be marinated overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. I poured a little of the sauce along the bottom of the pan and placed the chicken on top. I covered with aluminum foil and cooked for about 30 minutes. Make sure center is no longer pink and juices run clear.
  3. While chicken is cooking, fry up the bacon and set aside.
  4. When chicken is cooked, spread with barbecue sauce (, top with bacon and cheese. Put back in oven and broil until chicken in bubbly.

The ruling:
I absolutely loved this chicken.  It is so simple to make!  I only marinated the chicken for an hour.  I'm sure it would have been even better if it would have been marinated longer.  I dumped the whole zip loc bag of chicken and sauce in a foil lined 9 x 13.   I used Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. The hardest part was frying the bacon.  Make sure to spoon some of the sauce over the chicken before serving.
Rating: 5 Stars
Make again? Yes!


  1. This looks awesome. Do you have a Pinterest board for your blog post recipes? I am pretty sure I follow you. I'll go check. If you do, I am gonna re-pin this one to my dinner boards. I love variety with dinners and we try to stay on a budget too.

    Excited to give this one a whirl!

    Will let you know when I do!

    .mac :)

    1. I have a board called Pins I've tried. So, yes if I try a recipe I found off of Pinterest I repin it on that board with my thoughts, but if the recipe comes from elsewhere then no it isn't pinned.