Kyle's Cheesy Chicken


"This is a classy dish and easy to make! It includes boneless chicken breast, lemon juice, black pepper and some salt. To top it with some style, I throw on some ready cut tomatoes and shredded Monterey Jack cheese and toasted sunflower seeds."


45 m servings 285 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.1g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 36.8 g
  • 74%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 572 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the sunflower seeds on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place them into the oven to toast while the oven is preheating. This should take only about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them, they burn easily.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, pepper and salt. Place the chicken into an 11x7 inch baking dish, and sprinkle with the lemon juice mixture. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink, and the juices run clear. Remove the dish from the oven, and drain off any liquid. Spoon the tomatoes over the chicken. Sprinkle the toasted sunflower seeds and Monterey Jack cheese evenly over the top. Switch the oven to Broil.
  4. Place the dish with the chicken back into the oven uncovered, and broil for about 1 or 2 minutes, until the cheese is melted. There you have it!
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  1. 10 Ratings


I added oregano to the dish for more flavor and used chopped walnuts instead of sunflowers. It was pretty good! I would serve it next time with rice or potatoes.

Excellent!! I'm not a great cook, but this was easy, tasted great, and looked amazing. I will definately be using this for some dinner parties this winter. Changes I made: 2 Tbsp lemon juice...

This was really easy to make and very good. My husband wouldn't allow anyone to have seconds because he wanted the leftovers for lunch today!

So easy and delicious. Loved how the melted cheese and tomatoes made a nice gooey sauce in the bottom of the pan. Kyle, send more recipes like this!

This is no classy dish. Easy? Yes. Very bland, nothing special or interesting taste.

This recipe was a hit with my family. My husband and I are low carbin it but we also have 2 boys to cook for. This recipe kept us on our diet but also please picky 2 and 6 year old boys. My h...

This was the WORST chicken dish I ever made!!!

Thought it could have used a thicker sauce

I've had this recipe since Sept. of 2001, but I never reviewed it, it was well liked then and is still very well liked. Thanks for taking the time for this wonderful recipe.