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Cheesy Monterey Chicken Bake

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Filled with all the flavors of traditional Monterey Chicken, this casserole takes just minutes to prepare. Instant rice, rotisserie chicken, and pre-cooked bacon are layered with bbq sauce, green onions, cheese, and tomatoes making a quick and easy meal that everyone in the family will go crazy for!

Cheesy Monterey Chicken Bake

Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 20 min


  • 2 cups Minute rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup spicy bbq sauce
  • 1 cup chopped, pre-cooked bacon
  • 2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • ½ cup sliced cherry tomatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread rice in bottom of 1 ½ quart baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together water, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, soy sauce, mustard and garlic. Pour over rice and stir.
  4. Top rice with chicken and spread bbq sauce evenly over chicken. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly around the edges. Remove from oven.
  5. Top casserole with bacon, cheese and green onions. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, top with tomatoes, and serve.

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