Monterey Chicken with Potatoes


This is a delicious dinner recipe developed by my mom. Roasted potatoes and chicken breasts are topped off with a cheesy cilantro and salsa topping at the last minute before serving.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 6 medium red potatoes, cubed

  • ½ cup butter, melted and divided

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup salsa

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with aluminum foil.

  2. Toss potatoes with about 1 tablespoon of melted butter until coated. Arrange in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove pan from oven, and push potatoes out to the sides of the dish. Place the chicken breast halves in the dish. Stir together the remaining butter and lime juice. Brush onto chicken. Return to the oven.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear. In a small bowl, toss together the cheese, cilantro and salsa. Sprinkle over the chicken and potatoes. Return to the oven for a few minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

767 Calories
43g Fat
57g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 767
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 54%
Saturated Fat 27g 134%
Cholesterol 177mg 59%
Sodium 825mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 35mg 175%
Calcium 391mg 30%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1836mg 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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