Go Back
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

20 Minute Skillet Monterey Chicken

Got 20 minutes? This 20 Minute Skillet Monterey Chicken is just what you want to make for dinner tonight...trust me! Chicken, barbecue sauce, bacon, and glorious cheese come together in this delightful yet simple dish. Sure to become a regular request at your home!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword monterey chicken
Prep Time 32 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 380kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp barbecue sauce use your favorite!
  • 4 oz Colby jack cheese shredded
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • salt and pepper optional


  • Fry bacon in a large skillet until crispy.
  • While bacon is frying, pound chicken breasts to desired thickness. The thinner they are the less cooking time required. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Remove bacon from skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper-towel lined plate.
  • Turn heat to medium high and brown chicken on both sides (2 to 3 minutes per side.)
  • Pour chicken broth over the chicken breasts and cover skillet with a lid. Cook until chicken is done, about 4 to 5 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  • Turn off heat and spread barbecue sauce on top of each chicken breast.
  • Top with two slices of bacon.
  • Divide cheese evenly among the chicken.
  • Place under the broiler for 30 seconds to 1 minute - just until cheese is fully melted.
  • Top with tomato and green onions.
  • Serve immediately.



Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 1mg