Wednesday, May 12, 2010

California Chicken

This is a regular favorite at our house. My sister-in-law Mary, who is a fabulous cook, introduced us to the recipe. Super easy and delicious, which is basically what we look for in a recipe:)


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or 8-12 tenders)
1 tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion
1/4 tsp garlic salt (or to taste)
pinch of black pepper
1-2 avocados
2 ripe tomatoes
8 slices of Monterey Jack Cheese (or any desired cheese) sliced thinly

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butterfly chicken if using breasts. Warm oil in skillet and add garlic and onion. Cook until onions are browned. Add chicken, garlic salt, and black pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes or until almost done.

Place chicken on a cookie sheet and top each breast with 1-2 slices of tomatoes and a slice of cheese. Place in oven for 10-15 minutes, until cheese melts. Remove from oven, top each piece of chicken with a slice or two of avocado and serve immediately.

This recipe is super adaptable, we just use what we have usually and it is always great!


  1. My mouth is watering!! This looks so fresh and delicious...can't wait to make it! I have some great new recipes if you are ever looking for any! Love you!

  2. I tried this last night, it was delicious! I paired it with baked sweet potatos and rice