Monterey Chicken

cheesy chicken breasts, pico de gallo, black beans, fire-roasted corn, cilantro, lime

1767 Recipe

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 20 Minutes | Calories: 563 | Category: Gluten-Free, Low-Carb | Allergens: Contains Milk (Cheddar Cheese) | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Iron, Vitamin A


  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Large Skillet with Lid
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Small Bowl

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Black Beans
  • - Cheddar Cheese
  • - Chicken Breasts
  • - Fire Roasted Corn
  • - Fresh Cilantro
  • - Lime
  • - Pico de Gallo

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

You’ll want seething medium-bodied, but not buttery – try an unoaked Chardonnay.

Beer Pairings

Go for an American IPA—the hoppiness will cut through the richness of the cheese and will pair well with the citrus notes of lime and cilantro.

TK Table Talk:

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What To Do:

1. Chicken may arrive slightly frozen. Thaw as needed.

Monterey Chicken - Step 1

2. Prep Ingredients: Stir together pico de gallo, black beans and corn in a small bowl. Coarsely chop cilantro. Cut lime into wedges.

Monterey Chicken - Step 2

3. Brown Chicken: Sprinkle chicken with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Cook chicken 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned.

Monterey Chicken - Step 3

4. Finish Dish: Surround chicken with pico de gallo mixture. Top chicken with shredded cheese. Cover and cook 2 more minutes or until chicken is done and cheese is melted.

To Serve: Serve right from the skillet. Sprinkle chicken with cilantro and squeeze with lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Pro Tip:

To prevent the chicken from sticking to the pan, make sure the oil is very hot before adding the chicken to the pan.
Spice it Up!: Add some smoky heat to the chicken by sprinkling a little chipotle chili powder on them before browning.

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