Monterey Chicken

Monterey Chicken

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Sam Womack


Today I received a recipe for southwestern stuffed chicken from another place. I was appalled at it. I learned to make what was called Monterey Chicken from a local supermarket chain. One of the butchers was my wife's cousin. Here is the recipe, as I learned it, with some alternatives. The other was a very poor take on it.

This is only for one serving, adjust according to your needs.


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15 Min
35 Min


  • 1 medium
    to large boneless, skinless chcken breast
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    pepperjack cheese, shredded
  • ·
    diced green chiles
  • ·
    diced or sliced black olives.
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    bread crumbs or your favorite breading

How to Make Monterey Chicken


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    Spray a lipped cookie cheet with cooking spray.
  2. 2 ways--slice the breast almost all the way thru; or pound out to about 1/4" thick.
  3. Stuff sliced breast with the cheese, chiles and olives. toothpick to hold together.

    Spread the ingredients on the flattened breast, fold over, toothpick edges.
  4. Coat with your favorite breading mixture. If you like, dip breasts in a mixture of egg and milk then coat. Bake till juices run clear.
  5. Hint: from other recipe, mix 1 package taco seasoning with your breading. I have never tried this; but it sounds like it would be OK.

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About Monterey Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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