Tuesday, October 16, 2012


After the mushy, more like a tablespoon, love break,
we are back in the kitchen.
So the question becomes: 
What's cookin good lookin?

At the same time every day, I receive this wonderful text from the hubby:
What's for dinner?
Worded exactly the same way during the same time frame, completely unrelevant to whatever we happen to be talking about.
Insert phrase 'the way to a mans heart is through his stomach' here.
So, as the suburban not so suburban house wife, I start the chef gears to come up with recipes for dinner that are cheap and quick. 
Tonight, the main ingredient was chicken.

Monterey Chicken

What you'll need:
1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2. 1 bottle Original BBQ sauce
3. 1 can Rotel with Green Chilies
4. Bacon, chopped
5. Shredded cheese of choice, we are quite fond of the Mexican Blend
Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F

The Process:
Take the chicken breasts, clean and tenderize them- place in a greased baking pan.
Over the top of each breast apply 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce and spread evenly.

Next, take a small amount of shredding cheese and sprinkle across the top of each breast. Apply as much as you like, we only applied a single layer over the top.

Take a spoon and put the diced Rotel tomatoes over the cheese, start with a spoonful on each and then add more to cover the breasts.

Sprinkle the bacon bits on top of the tomatoes, we did not use too much bacon- when making again, we will definitely add more. We used precooked bacon and microwaved the strips before putting it on top. Don't cook until crispy, just enough to peel apart.

We added a little more cheese on top to add a little more flavor, but that is up to you. If you do decide to add cheese on top, put it on during the last 10 minutes so it doesn't burn or disappear.

Place pan in over for 30-40 minutes. If we had potatoes and salad they would make a great side, but I was blond and forgot to pick those up along with the necessary ingredients. Instead, we had a side of pasta, it's what we had in the pantry :)

A gourmet meal with all the flavor and none of the time or money.

Bon Appetit! 

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