A few days ago, my wife and I stayed at the Golden Nugget on a mini vacation. While there, we ate at the Salt Grass Steakhouse. I ordered the Laredo Chicken and was pleased with my meal. While it was good, it had so much more potential (seasoning). I decided that I wanted to recreate this dish when I got home. This was a knock out. What was missing from their dish was the seasonings on the meat. It’s so important to get that flavor on there! Don’t be shy.
This is a perfect meal when you’re in a crunch for time. This meal literally only took 20 minutes to prepare. It took longer to make carnalize the onions than anything else!
- 4 split breast chicken breasts
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 2tbs salted grass fed butter
- 4tbs avocado oil
- 2tbs of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese (grated); 1/4 cup each breast
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Your favorite chicken seasoning
If you have time, season your chicken ahead of time. If not, it isn’t a big deal. I can’t tell much of a difference when seasoning right before cooking or seasoning ahead of time. Be generous, don’t be shy.
In a large frying pan, put in 2tbs of butter and 2tbs of avocado oil. Get the pan hot and throw in your sliced onions to sweat down and caramelize. Add salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce and sauté until they are soft and caramelized.
In a separate frying pan, add 2tbs of avocado oil and get the pan screaming hot. When the pan is hot, throw in your breast and sear each side for about 2 minutes. Pre-heat your oven to 400 while cooking your breast.
Once both sides are seared, turn off the heat. Add 1/4 cup of Monterey Jack cheese to the top of each breast. Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 8 minutes, or until the chicken has at least reached an internal temp of 165 degrees.
Plate your chicken, top with some of the onions, put a dab of Guacamole on top and add your favorite vegetable on the side. Enjoy. This was really good and really easy, I suggest you put this on your menu!