1/4CupMonterey/Cheddar blend cheeseor just cheddar is good!
Before we start grilling, cut bacon in medium dice and cook it in a skillet over medium-low heat until crispy. Set aside. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and the dried spices.
Heat grill over high heat for at least 5 minutes. Grease grates, place chicken on grill over medium heat. Let cook until almost done. When the chicken has an internal temperature of 150°F, baste with BBQ sauce on both sides and continue cooking until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. (Don't baste the chicken as soon as it hits the grill or else the sugars in the BBQ sauce will burn.)
When chicken is cooked through, place half of the bacon on top of each piece. Mix the cheeses together and spread evenly over each piece.
Place top of the grill down and let the cheese melt, this will only take a couple minutes. Serve.
You can easily double this recipe to serve a larger family.
We completely recommend a using a good meat thermometer like the one linked above to make sure your chicken is properly cooked.
You can use any cheese you want, but Monterey Cheddar blend and Mozzarella are the usuals.
You can use any BBQ sauce you like, test out different flavors to see what you like best.
We like to chop our bacon and cook it in a skillet before hand but you could also leave it whole and place it on the chicken itself.
Monterey Chicken Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/monterey-chicken-copycat-recipe/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.