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Monterey Chicken {Copycat Recipe}

Woo hoo! It’s time for another grilling recipe! I’m super pumped to share today’s recipe because it’s a copycat, I got to grill; so easy clean up AND it came out way better than I imagined it would. So, yea you’re really in for a treat today! Every time we go out to Chili’s (which is about every 3-4 months, we have one a couple miles from our house so it’s pretty convenient.) Jeremy gets the Monterey Chicken and it’s always great. I love the combination of bacon, cheese and bbq sauce. I’ve made it at home a couple times in the oven but taking it out on the grill is where it’s at!

Monterey Chicken {Copycat Recipe}

Monterey Chicken {Copycat Recipe}, grilled chicken basted in Honey BBQ sauce and piled high with bacon and melty cheese!

It’s insane how easy this is to whip up as well! One trick I have to making a successful dinner while grilling is to take your sides, everything out to the grill with you! I was boiling away some potatoes for some garlic mash while cooking the chicken. That way you don’t have to keep running back inside to check the stove, easy!

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37 Wonderful Comments

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    Virginia says:
    May 13, 2014

    That chicken sounds delicious! I think my family will love it. Thanks for the recipe. Pinning.

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    Julie says:
    May 13, 2014

    Oh good grief, that looks amazing! I am just waiting for our dinner to finish cooking it looks so boring compares to this!

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    May 14, 2014

    This is great, my 3 favourite things, chicken, bacon and cheese. Thanks for sharing on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

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    May 14, 2014

    One of my husbands favorites! I can’t wait to make this I am so glad it is grilling season!

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    May 15, 2014

    My husband and I love Chili’s too and have ordered this in the past and enjoyed it. So, I am going to try your copycat hopefully very soon for us. Thanks for sharing at the Pin It Hop once again today πŸ™‚

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    Becky says:
    May 15, 2014

    Goodness gracious, this looks so good. You had me at bacon! lol

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    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:
    May 16, 2014

    This is one of our favorite summer grilling recipes!! Pinned!

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    May 16, 2014

    I used to get this all the time at Chilis! Will need my husband to fire up the grill later to try! Thanks for sharing.

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    Joyce says:
    May 16, 2014

    Looks delicious!!! Stopping by from Let’s get real link up party!

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    May 16, 2014

    Ooo I love Chili’s Monterey Chicken! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday. I needed an excuse to go grill again.

  11. Dana,
    I absolutely LOVE your pictures. Everyone I just sigh! This chicken looks and sounds great.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    Marti says:
    May 17, 2014

    This looks mouthwatering!! Thank you for sharing it with us. Pinning to the party board. Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

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    May 17, 2014

    Dana, thank you so much fro sharing this gorgeous chicken with us at Treasure Box Tuesday!! I am sharing on Facebook this morning! β™₯

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    Emily says:
    May 17, 2014

    that chicken looks amazing! thank you so much for linking up to Create Link Inspire! I just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring your recipe today in a Chicken Recipes post. I’ve shared it all over my social media and tagged you where I could. I would really appreciate any reshares! Have a great weekend! [email protected]

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    May 17, 2014

    Wow, YUM!!! Definitely pinning this one. Now I just need a grill!!

    SITS Girls β™₯

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    Gina says:
    May 18, 2014

    I think we would be dangerous in the kitchen together. This is totally something I would make – YUM! Think of all the amazing things we could come up with together. πŸ™‚

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      May 18, 2014

      Oh man, that would be so much fun! Although we would probably gain 20ish pounds… lol!

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    Dee says:
    May 19, 2014

    This looks fantastic! I’ll keep this in mind for the next time we grill chicken! πŸ™‚

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    May 22, 2014

    Super yum! A definite must try!! Thanks for making me drool πŸ™‚

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    Elizabeth says:
    May 23, 2014

    Thank you! I have a similar recipe only I call it Western Chicken. It always makes my mouth water! Love it. Thanks for posting and that tomato and corn salad looks yum!!

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    Ashley says:
    April 24, 2015

    I want to make this tonight! It looks so yummy. What if I don’t have a grill though? Any alternatives to cooking it?

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      April 24, 2015

      You can definitely bake it easily! Just put on the bbq sauce about 5 minutes before the chicken is cooked through, still yummy!

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    Tim in TN says:
    May 3, 2015

    Made this tonight. Awesome. I brined the chicken first and sprinkled fresh avocado and tomato with the bacon over the top. It was a surefire hit. Thank you. Will become part of our summer grilling rotation.

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      May 3, 2015

      Ugh, that sounds amazing! So glad it came out good, I love the additions. πŸ™‚

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    June 21, 2015

    This looks so good! Yum!! I have a copycat recipes cook book that I purchased on QVC years ago, this has inspired me to get it out and see what all I can make. Pinning!

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    June 24, 2015

    This is what I order EVERY time I go to Chili’s!
    Thanks for sharing on Your Whim’s Wednesday

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    Karly says:
    June 28, 2015

    This needs to go on the dinner menu this week! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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    June 29, 2015

    Dana, this is wonderful! I am featuring it tonight at Treasure Box Tuesday- thank you for linking up with us! πŸ™‚

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    July 2, 2015

    This looks so delicious! I am pinning this and will be making this sometime this summer for sure! I am always looking for new chicken recipes! I would love it if you would stop by and share this or one of your other fantastic recipes at my new link party at: Celebrate it Sunday!

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    Alissa says:
    September 9, 2015

    So excited to try this recipe – I’m making it tonight! We don’t have a grill so we’re using the oven. What temp should I set the oven to, and how long should I leave it in? Do I need to flip the chicken? Such a newbie in the kitchen!

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      September 9, 2015

      Sorry I didn’t read this until now. I hope it came out good! I would set the oven to 350 degrees. Cook the chicken until it hits a temperature of 155 degrees, then add the bbq sauce. The chicken is done when internal temp is 165 degrees on the chicken. I’m not exactly sure how long it would need to bake for. It depends on the size of the chicken pieces. You do not need to turn them, but you can if you want. Then, finish then with the bacon and cheese in the oven just for a minute or so until the cheese melts. Hope this helps!

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    October 15, 2015

    Hi just love the things you have on here just thought I would tell you my. Sick/tired Naunie days recipe spin off this recipe. Tonight was the omg I’m sick and I’m tired taking care of 6 grandkids ranging 6 weeks to 5 yrs. Lol so I am really tired!! So tonight I have everything out to make this sweet dish and got to thinking how to cheat. So I made my own BBQ sauce. Grabbed some fresh onion garlic and green onions then some new potatos did a 1 inch cube spayed my pan cut my chicken in 1 inch cubes layered chicken potatoes bacon chopped .cheese bbq sauce. green onions garlic diced continues till ingredients were go last layer was bacon on top of cheese. Tented with foil baked in 425 for 1hr 20 mins

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    Kelly says:
    September 9, 2016

    I’ve been looking for a monterey chicken copycat recipe, and decided to go with this. I made it tonight, and it was AWESOME! Thanks for this recipe. I cooked the chicken in a skillet and used precooked bacon for ease, and it was absolutely delicious. So EASY to whip up, and so tasty. We had seasoned oven fries and garlic Parmesan corn on the cob for sides. Very satisfying meal and it will be in regular rotation!

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