Skillet Monterey Chicken is a MUST TRY, quick and easy weeknight dish!
This Monterey Chicken dish is perfect for using up leftover chicken, and super easy to prepare.
Just a few quick minutes in the skillet and dinner is served!
Alright, let’s get to the how-to photos!
How to Make Skillet Monterey Chicken
Set out your ingredients.
Add the tomatoes with juices, shredded chicken and uncooked pasta to skillet.
Add broth and cover with tight fitting lid.
Cook for about 10 minutes or until pasta is Al Dente.
Meanwhile, cook and crumble the bacon.
You could cook and crumble the bacon in the same skillet. Drain it and set aside the bacon, while you make this…
Voila – cooked pasta.
Give it a good stir through.
Stir in the BBQ sauce.
Top with cheese and let it melt, or put under low broiler for 1 minute to melt the cheese.
It most likely will melt because the other ingredients in the skillet are nice and warm.
Top with crumbled bacon and sliced green onions.
What a delightfully simple and scrumptious weeknight supper. Enjoy!
Skillet Monterey Chicken with Pasta
- 2 cups shredded pre-cooked chicken
- 10 oz. can Rotel Mild diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 8 oz. Rotini pasta
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 3 slices bacon
- 2 green onions sliced
- 3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- Cook and crumble the bacon slices. *If preferred, use the same skillet that you will use to make the dish. Drain off most of the grease and set the bacon aside on a plate while you cook the meal.
- Place the pasta, chicken, and Rotel tomatoes (do not drain) in a large skillet.
- Add in two cups of chicken broth and stir to combine. Cover the skillet with a tight fitting lid and turn the heat on to high, allow it to come to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. The pasta should be al dente and most of the liquid absorbed.
- Once the pasta is finished and most liquid is absorbed, drizzle the BBQ sauce over top of the skillet. Scatter the shredded cheese over the BBQ sauce and place the lid back on the skillet. Set the heat on low and allow the skillet to sit for about five minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
- If you need to leave the pasta in the skillet any longer, remove from heat to prevent the pasta from overcooking.
- Top with the crumbled bacon and green onions.
- Serve Skillet Monterey Chicken with side salad or other favorite veggies.
This recipe is featured on Meal Plan Monday #243.