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Big Family Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal

Large Family Monterey Chicken Meal

Make a cheesy, flavorful dinner with this Big Family Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal recipe. The mess-free dinner has a creamy base with a slightly smoky taste, and it’s a recipe you can make with a single deep skillet.

Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal

Would you love to prepare a flavorful meal from scratch that doesn’t require you to use multiple pots and pans at once? If so, try this flavorful Big Family Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal. You’ll prepare all the ingredients together in one skillet. The meal is meaty, cheesy, and loaded with flavor from the bacon, broth, and BBQ sauce that you’ll add to it. You can expect your loved one to enjoy this simple yet tasty meal.

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Big Family Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal

What You’ll Need to Prepare the Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal

Be prepared to make the Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal with the following essential ingredients:

  • Chicken. Use pre-cooked chicken shredded into pieces for this skillet meal.
  • Mild Rotel. You’ll need a single can of the mild version of Rotel.
  • Rotini. Add rotini pasta to your skillet to make this dish even more filling.
  • Chicken Broth. Use any brand and flavor of chicken broth in the skillet.
  • BBQ Sauce. You’ll add â…“ cup of BBQ sauce to the skillet. It doesn’t matter which brand or flavor you choose.

The only other ingredients to have are bacon, diced green onions, and Monterey Jack cheese.

Big Family Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal

Which type of chicken do I need to use?

You’ll need to use pre-cooked shredded chicken for this recipe. While you can buy shredded chicken at the grocery store, it’s also easy to make it from scratch. You could boil, grill, or bake some chicken breast, place it in the bowl of a stand mixer, and then use the stand mixer to quickly shred it into pieces. Once you’ve shredded the chicken, you can use the chicken as a primary ingredient in this recipe.

What kind of bacon can I add to this meal?

Use your favorite brand and flavor of bacon for this Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal. You can use brown sugar and honey, applewood smoked, or even thick-cut bacon slices cooked and crumbled into pieces. If you don’t like pork bacon, you can use turkey bacon in this recipe for added flavor and a crispy texture.

Do I have to use rotini pasta?

Rotini pasta goes great with other ingredients, such as the cooked chicken, cheese, and bacon. However, if you don’t have rotini or you don’t want to use it, you can use any type of pasta that you’d prefer, such as elbow macaroni, penne pasta, or small shells.

How do I save the leftovers?

Store any leftovers in a large food storage container with an airtight lid. You can keep the leftovers refrigerated for up to three days, reheating them in the skillet or in the microwave.

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Big Family Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal

Large Family Monterey Chicken Meal

Big Family Monterey Chicken Skillet Meal

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top


Shredded Chicken, Smokey BBQ Sauce, Crispy Bacon and Monterey Jack Cheese make a delicious and simple one-pan meal that everyone will love.


  • 4 cups shredded pre-cooked chicken
  • 2 – 10 oz. can Rotel Mild diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 lb. Rotini pasta 
  • 4 cups chicken broth 
  • 2/3 cup your favorite BBQ sauce 
  • 2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 
  • 6 slices bacon 
  • 4 green onions – sliced


  1. Place the pasta, chicken, and Rotel tomatoes (do not drain) in a deep skillet or deep pot.
  2. Add in four cups of chicken broth and combine. Cover the skillet with a lid and turn the heat on to high, allow it to come to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.
  3. Crumble cooked bacon slices
  4. After about 15 minutes pasta should be al dente and most of the liquid absorbed.
  5. 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., Top with the crumbled bacon and green onions.
  6. Enjoy!

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