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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
Mexican Chicken Casserole
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Mexican Chicken Casserole is an easy baked chicken 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 salsa chicken a soon-to-be favorite weeknight recipe!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked salsa chicken, Mexican chicken casserole, salsa chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 335 kcal
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.

  2. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Season both sides of chicken with taco seasoning. Arrange in prepared baking dish. Top with salsa.
  4. Bake 25 minutes.

  5. Top with shredded cheese. Bake until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted, 5 minutes. Meat thermometer should read 165F.

  6. 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!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips

  • Top with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream and scallions
  • Serve with lime wedges
  • Add some heat and top with pickled jalapenos
  • Make with boneless skinless chicken thighs
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chicken Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 530mg23%
Potassium 566mg16%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 598IU12%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 313mg31%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.