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Monteray Chicken

Monteray Chicken

Grilled chicken smothered in bbq sauce and topped with bacon slices and cheese.

Course Main Course
Keyword barbecue chicken, chicken, monteray chicken
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 cup shredded or sliced cheese monteray jack, cheddar jack, or any cheese you prefer


  1. Fry the bacon in a medium skillet until done. You can do this beforehand and freeze it until your ready or right before making the chicken.

  2. Use the same pan that you cooked the bacon in to cook the chicken or get a new pan. If you're not using the bacon grease pan, put a little olive oil all over the chicken. Heat skillet to medium-high heat.

  3. If your chicken is the thick breasts, pound them down to about 1/2 inch thick with a meat tenderizer/hammer. I like to add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cajun seasoning to my chicken before cooking.

  4. Cook the chicken breasts until cooked through (usually 4 minutes per side). Immediately place on a cookie sheet.

  5. Smother each piece of chicken in the bbq sauce. Lay 2-3 slices of bacon over top. Cover the top with your desired cheese.

  6. Place in the oven under the broiler until cheese is melted. Make sure to watch carefully as it cooks. You don't want to overcook the chicken or burn the toppings.

  7. Serve immediately.