monterrey chicken & green beans with lemon zest

8 Feb

First things first.. I totally have to brag!Image.KA-CHOW! Early Valentine’s present from Charles, the man sure does know the way to my heart! As a lifelong Spurs fan, and a newfound Bulls fan, this is sure to be the best night of my life (aside from the Foster the People/Cults/Reptar concert.. that was some good shit!).

Now, on to the good stuff 😉 Here is a quick and super simple recipe that is one of our favorites!

Monterrey Chicken and Green Beans with Lemon Zest

for the chicken:

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Salt & Peppa (had to!)

Adobo seasoning

1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s)

4-5 slices cooked bacon (chopped)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Either pound the chicken breasts until they are about an inch thick, or cut them in half (I cut them in half). Season both sides well with salt, pepper, and Adobo. Place the chicken on a baking sheet lined with foil, and put those babies in the oven for about 9-10 minutes, then flip them and bake for about 8-9 minutes more. Use your best judgement here. Cook them until the chicken is no longer pink. Once the chicken is baked through, remove from the oven and top each chicken breast with a spoonful of BBQ sauce, chopped bacon, green onions, and cheese. Throw them back in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese gets all melty.

*I usually add chopped tomatoes as well, but didn’t have any on hand and hello, I was already in sweats. No late night HEB trips for this girl.

for the green beans:

1 can french cut green beans

Butter (to taste)

Salt & Peppa (can’t stop, won’t stop)

Garlic salt (to taste)

Zest of 1 lemon

Throw all of your ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and nuke that sucker for about 4 minutes. Just as a disclaimer, I was allergic to green beans as a child and had never even tried them until I got an allergy test done (at age 25) and was informed that I am no longer allergic to green beans. This is the second time I’ve made them, so no judging the elementary school “recipe”.. THEY WERE DELICIOUS ok?

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Goddddddd why can’t my iPhone take better pictures? This thing looked way better in person! I PROMISE! Enjoy!

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