Deliciously simple, this cheesy skillet chicken is loaded, smothered and served up in about 15 minutes. It's the perfect combo of flavors you already love, served in a delicious new way. During grilling season, try making this on the grill, instead of in a skillet!
A good skillet meal really gets me through sometimes. After a full day of work, kiddos, carpooling and lyfe, it's sometimes impossible to think up a dinner idea. But pull out a skillet, cook up some chicken and suddenly, dinner is served.
Which is exactly what I love about this recipe. It's literally one of those pull-out-a-skillet, toss in a few things everyone loves, and boom. Dinner.
Use whatever BBQ sauce is your favorite. Top with jalapenos, or don't (although: top with jalapenos...it's SOOO GOOOD), melt on cooked bacon and lots of Monterey-Jack cheese. Add easy-to-find garnishes, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro. And call the fam around the dinner table. Even your pickiest eaters will love this dish. And you will, too. Because: one pan perfect. 15 minutes total. That's how you do dinner like a boss.
15-Minute Monterey Smothered Skillet Chicken
4 servings | 15 minutes
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 jalapeno, sliced (seeds removed)
- 8 slices cooked bacon
- 4 slices Monterey-Jack cheese
- 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup diced green onions
- salt and pepper
Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Salt and pepper chicken lightly, add to skillet, cover with half of the BBQ sauce, cook until golden (about 4-5 mins), then flip and cook the other side, coating again with BBQ sauce.
Once chicken is mostly cooked through, top with jalapeno slices, bacon and cheese. Cover and turn to medium-low. Cook until cheese melts and chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Top with cilantro, tomatoes and green onions. Serve and enjoy!