Monterey Chicken – Copycat Chilis

I love the combination of bacon, cheese and bbq sauce. It’s insane how easy this is to whip up as well! This recipe is enough for two portions. So, just double or triple the ingredients as required!


2 chicken breasts, boneless skinless
1/4 Cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 Cup Monterey/Cheddar blend cheese (or just cheddar is good!)
4 slices bacon
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
BBQ sauce (I used my homemade Honey BBQ sauce for this)


Place the bacon into a medium-sized skillet over medium-low heat and cook until crispy, drain on a paper towel-lined plate, set aside. Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Place on a plate until ready to grill.
Place chicken on the grill over medium heat. Let cook until almost done. When the chicken has an internal temperature of 150°F, baste with BBQ sauce on both sides and continue cooking until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. (Don’t baste the chicken as soon as it hits the grill or else the sugars in the BBQ sauce will burn.)
When chicken is cooked through, place half of the bacon on top of each piece. Mix the cheeses together and spread evenly over each piece.
Place the top of the grill down and let the cheese melt, this will only take a couple of minutes. Serve immediately.

You can easily double this recipe to serve a larger family.
We completely recommend a using a good meat thermometer to make sure your chicken is properly cooked.
You can use any cheese you want, but Monterey Cheddar blend and Mozzarella are the usuals.
You can use any BBQ sauce you like, test out different flavors to see what you like best or make your own .
We like to chop our bacon and cook it in a skillet before hand but you could also leave it whole and place it on the chicken itself.

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