Chili’s Monterey Chicken Recipe

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Chili's Monterey Chicken

Things were kind of hectic around the house yesterday so I was looking for a simple recipe that I could put together quickly, and would taste really good. We don’t have any Chili’s restaurants in the area so when I saw this knock off recipe for Chili’s Monterey Chicken I thought I would give it a try. I have never eaten at Chilies before so I don’t know how close this recipe really is; but this was an excellent blend of flavors and created a good dish. You could serve this chicken in a sandwich bun, or use it as a standalone with a side dish, which is the way I served it.

If you’ve eaten at Chilies before you know better than I do how good of a knock off recipe this is-either way I thought this Chili’s Monterey Chicken was a simple and good tasting recipe. Give this one a try, it’s not much work and it’s a good tasting dish. Enjoy

Chili's Monterey Chicken Recipe
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Recipe type: Knock Off Recipe
Serves: 4
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 teaspoons barbecue sauce (use your favorite barbeque sauce-I used Hunts)
  • 8 slices crisp bacon (cooked until crisp)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Monterey jack and cheddar cheese blend
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped and seeded)
  • ¼ cup chives (chopped)
  1. Pound chicken breasts flat to about 1 inch; season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. In a large skillet lightly oiled or sprayed with cooking spray cook the chicken until done-turn as needed. Remove the chicken to a broiler pan (Internal temperature should be 165)
  3. Top the chicken with 2 teaspoons Barbeque sauce, 2 slices of bacon, and ¼ cup of cheese.
  4. Cook the chicken about 6 inches from the broiler heat, just long enough to melt the cheese. (I didn’t try it, but I would think you could also just cover the frying pan to melt the cheese-saving a step.)
  5. Garnish with the tomatoes and chives.


Cracker Barrel’s Hash Browns Casserole – Copycat Recipe

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I used frozen hash browns but if you wanted to do the work I’m sure 2 pounds of diced potatoes would work just as well. This Cracker Barrel’s Hash Brown Casserole is very simple to make and is delicious. We had leftovers so I froze some of it to take to work with me; it freezes just great. I love cheese, we don’t have a Cracker Barrel Restaurant here in the area so we don’t get to one very often. When I saw this recipe I had to give it a try. I served this with the Southern Fried Chicken recipe just previous to this post. It was a delicious combination.

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Cracker Barrel's Hash Browns Casserole – Copycat Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 lbs frozen hash browns
  • ½ cup margarine or ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 (10¼ ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • ½ cup onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 11 x 14 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix the above ingredients together, separate the cheese so you have enough left to garnish the top. Place in prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes; remove from the oven and garnish the top with the remaining cheese. Then place back in the oven and bake until brown on top.
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  5. Enjoy!