Oven Fried Chicken Monterey

"Chicken, cheese... olives! What's not to like!!!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 375*F.
  • Combine 1/4 cup flour and taco mix.
  • Shake the chicken pieces in this.
  • Melt butter in a 15½ X 10½ X 2 inch pan.
  • Place chicken pieces in pan, turning to coat in butter.
  • Remove pieces from pan and then coat in the tortilla chip crumbs.
  • Return to pan.
  • Bake at 375*F for 50 minutes.
  • Make a cheese sauce by sauteeing onion in the oil.
  • Stir in the flour, 1/4 tsp salt.
  • Add milk and pepper sauce.
  • Cook and stir until thick.
  • Cook 1 to 2 minutes more.
  • Add the cheese, olives and lemon juice.
  • Stir to melt cheese.
  • To serve place chicken on lettuce lined dish.
  • Spoon some cheese sauce over.
  • Pass remaining sauce.

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  1. MikeandCassie
    I am still smiling after having this for dinner tonight! My GF really outdid herself on this recipe. So delicious! We loved the combination of flavors and the chicken turned out so nice and tender and the flavors were right on! This is a keeper! Mike
  2. currybunny
    What a great weeknight meal! I found my chicken breast cooked perfectly in about 35 minutes. I found the cheese sauce quite bland for our tastes, so ended up adding at least 1/2 tablespoon of tabasco to heat things up a bit - we like our food to bite back! Thanks for a great, easy recipe!
  3. kymgerberich
    I made this as directed (except for using breasts and thighs)and received so many oohs and aahs that I lost count!! Love it MarieAlice!!!!
  4. kolibri
    Very tasty! I think I agree with another reviewer - the sauce is not necessary, the chicken is very good without it too. I also found that 50 minutes would have probably been too long - I had my chicken in the oven for 30 minutes and it came out moist and tender. I scaled down the recipe for two and left out the olives as hubby is not too keen on them - otherwise kept it the same.
  5. DeeBee
    Very delicious. I removed the skin from the thighs before coating. I also brined them all day. My sauce was too thick though.. but you know what? Next time I won't even make the sauce. These thighs are good enough without it. I used 8 thighs and if I had used 16 there wouldn't have been enough chips to coat them or enough seasoned flour to coat them all. Thanks for the recipe! Everyone enjoyed it.



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