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Baked Salsa Chicken

A close up of a plate of food with a slice of pizza, with Chicken and Salsa

This baked salsa chicken is so easy, but it comes out juicy and bursting with flavor thanks to the salsa!

This baked salsa chicken is so easy, but it comes out juicy and bursting with flavor thanks to the salsa!

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 ½ cups salsa
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness.
  3. Season the chicken with the garlic salt, chili powder, and cumin.
  4. Pour ½ cup of salsa in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and spread to coat the bottom.
  5. Place the chicken on top of the salsa. Pour the remaining salsa over the top of the chicken.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees. 
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top of the chicken with the cheese. Return to the oven for 3-4 minutes to melt the cheese.
  8. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

Notes

The nutrition info is based off salsa containing 2 carbs per 2 tablespoons. If the salsa you use has more sugar, the nutrition info will vary accordingly.

Swap out the pepper jack for cheddar, if you'd prefer a more mild cheese.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 1314mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 22g

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