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Easy Monterey Chicken Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Need a simple chicken recipe? Monterey Chicken is one of my favorites at a local restaurant. I have two different ways that I made it. On a busy day, I like making the dish this way because it only calls for a couple of ingredients and it’s easy to make. Also I like making it this way in the summer because I use the Ninja’s oven setting and the whole kitchen doesn’t heat up while it’s cooking. Here’s how I make it.

Easy Monterey Chicken


  • 2 1/4 lb chicken tenders
  • 1.5 cups bbq sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes (I used onion and garlic variety)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon


Place chicken in the Ninja and cover with the tomatoes, then the bacon, then the bbq sauce.

Cover everything with the cheese.

Set the Ninja to oven on 350 and cook for 30 minutes.

Serve immediately with your favorite side.

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patricia Marsden August 11, 2016 - 9:34 am

I’d taste test this–sounds good.

Liz Mays August 11, 2016 - 10:11 am

You use my fave BBQ sauce, so this would fit right in over here. Can’t wait to try it!

Audrey August 11, 2016 - 11:43 am

This meal looks right up my kids alley!!! I love quick and easy dinners this would be a favorite of theirs I am sure.

Sabrina Fox August 11, 2016 - 2:14 pm

Chicken is my favorite meat to eat ever. I love finding new ways to make it, especially if it’s easy!

Tiaras & Tantrums August 11, 2016 - 2:42 pm

I have never had this particular chicken recipe before. I will have to give this recipe a try – it sounds delicious.

Tiffany VanSickle August 11, 2016 - 8:03 pm

Wow! That sounds yummy and easy! I’ll keep it in mind!

Toughcookiemommy August 12, 2016 - 1:23 am

This is exactly the type of meal that we love in our home. Chicken is definitely a staple and my boys and husband would gobble this right up.

Katherine H August 12, 2016 - 9:50 am

Great recipe, I love anything chicken and now that my picky eater has left the nest I can eat more chicken dishes.

Clara August 12, 2016 - 12:03 pm

OMG that image makes me hungry. I’m always looking for new chicken recipes. Thank you for sharing!

Mariana August 14, 2016 - 10:40 am

This sounds good! I bet my kids would love all the flavor from the BBQ sauce and bacon!


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