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Baked Salsa Chicken is an easy recipe for those busy days. Juicy chicken breasts flavored with taco seasoning are smothered with salsa and cheddar cheese and baked to perfection, making this a soon-to-be favorite weeknight recipe! #easyrecipe #chicken #salsa #cheddarcheese #bakedchicken #weeknightdinner #entertaining #chickenbreasts #swirlsofflavor
Baked Salsa Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Baked Salsa Chicken is an easy recipe for those busy days. Juicy chicken breasts flavored with taco seasoning are smothered with salsa and cheddar cheese and baked to perfection, making this a soon-to-be favorite weeknight recipe!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked salsa chicken, salsa chicken
Servings: 4
Author: Gwynn Galvin
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbs. homemade taco seasoning or store bought taco seasoning
  • 1 jar (16 oz.) salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
Serving Suggestions:
  • sour cream, sliced scallions and lime wedges
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Season both sides of chicken with taco seasoning. Arrange in prepared baking dish. Top with salsa.
  3. Bake 25 minutes. Top with shredded cheese. Bake until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted, 5 minutes. Meat thermometer should read 165F.

  4. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve with Fiesta Saffron Rice or hot cooked rice, if desired.

Serving suggestions:
  1. Serve your Salsa Chicken with sour cream, sliced scallions and lime wedges, if desired!

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