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Monterey Chicken

Monterey Chicken Skillet

Make this gorgeous Monterey Chicken meal in one skillet! Chicken, cheese, bacon, tomato, and cilantro!
Course Chicken, dinner, Healthy, Keto, Ketogenic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • Pan, Skillet, knife,


  • 4-6 Chicken breasts pound thin
  • 1/2 C shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 C Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 C Bacon Bits You can prepare your own bacon bits or use pre-cut bacon bits from a bag

Optional toppings

  • 1 Avocado sliced
  • 1/4 C Cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 C Green Onion Diced


  • Pound raw chicken with mallet to thin them out for faster cooking times. I like to put mine in a ziploc bag before doing so to avoid juices from the uncooked chicken splashing on the counter.
  • Heat large skillet to Med/High heat with a coating of oil or butter. I like to use about a tablespoon of avocado oil.
  • Place chicken onto heated pan and season each side of the breasts with everyday seasoning or salt.
  • Allow chicken breasts to cook 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked througout with no pink in the middle of the breast.
  • Add a dallop of BBQ sauce onto each chicken breast. Spread it out onto the chicken. Flip chicken breast over with tongs and add another layer of bbq sauce on the chicken.
  • Reduce heat to low and sprinkle chicken breasts with cheese and bacon bits.
  • Cover pan with a lid and allow cheese to melt. Make sure not to burn the chicken/bbq sauce and keep temperature low.
  • Remove from heat and add additional toppings: Onion, avocado, cilantro.
  • Enjoy over a bed of salad, rice, or additional sides!