Monterey Jack Chicken, Bursting With Flavor

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Served with your favorite mashed potatoes.... and this easy salsa topping, it tastes incredible..You will think you're in heaven!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. At least one hour or even a day ahead of time, make the Salsa Topping.
  2. Mix Salsa ingredients in a small bowl, chill.
  3. In a 13x9" baking dish, place the chicken, (not touching) and dot with Butter.
  4. Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes, or until done.
  5. While chicken is cooking fry bacon and shred the cheeses.
  6. When chicken is fully cooked, remove from oven.
  7. Turn oven up to 425°F (*Unless you prefer the broiler).
  8. Spread the barbecue sauce on chicken, then the bacon and then add cheeses.
  9. Place the baking dish, back into the hot oven* or under the broiler for a few minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly, plate and top with the chilled Salsa Topping.
Most Helpful

4 5

I'd never used Monteray Jack cheese before but found some at Costco and gave this a go, sort of a spin on Chicken Parmigiana, it was good but my BBQ sauce wasn't a very smoky one so that may have affected the end result of this, may try this again with a stronger tasting BBQ sauce for comparison.

5 5

This recipe is ridiculously good! I've made it several times with mashed potatoes. DH and I fight for the leftovers. The only change I make is to season the chicken. Great great great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

5 5

I love eating this out at restaurants and have been making it at home for a long time. But I've never tried this salsa before. The kids love monterey chicken but hate vegetables. I thought the salsa really added to an already favorite dish.