Monterey Chicken Ponderosa Recipe


Monterey Chicken Ponderosa is a delicious and hearty dish that combines the flavors of grilled chicken, crispy bacon, melted cheese, and tangy barbecue sauce. This recipe is perfect for a family dinner or a casual gathering with friends. The combination of ingredients creates a mouthwatering dish that is sure to impress your guests.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Instructions: How to Cook Monterey Chicken Ponderosa

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Grill the chicken breasts for about 6-7 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through.
  4. While the chicken is grilling, cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, top each breast with 2 slices of bacon.
  6. Brush each chicken breast with barbecue sauce.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded Monterey Jack cheese over the top of each chicken breast.
  8. Close the grill lid and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  9. Remove the chicken from the grill and sprinkle with chopped green onions.
  10. Serve the Monterey Chicken Ponderosa hot with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!
Monterey Chicken Ponderosa Recipe