Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Salsa Chicken

Since the weather hasn't become oppressive here, I decided we'd better bake dinner one more time before we just can't. I wanted to use chicken breasts because we are trying to eat healthier and we have picky eater back at home. So I went on Allrecipes.com and just searched for most popular chicken recipes and this came up almost immediately (2,000+ reviews). It only had 4 ingredients (5 if you add optional to the picture). Super easy so we went for it. It turned out really tasty. The chicken stayed moist (always a concern when baking) and it wasn't too spicy for Whitney. This is a keeper recipe.

We put the chicken in a big ziploc bag with the taco seasoning so it would spread evenly. Some of the comments said it made it too spicy. All I can say is those people must only eat bland food. If Whitney didn't say it was spicy, it's not spicy people.

Salsa Chicken (courtesy of allrecipes.com)
The picture doesn't do it justice

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  2. Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle taco seasoning on both sides of chicken breasts, and pour salsa over all.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is tender and juicy and its juices run clear.
  4. Sprinkle chicken evenly with cheese, and continue baking for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with sour cream if desired, and serve.

1 comment:

  1. Tracy, thanks for joining in the fiesta on Carole's Chatter - Ole!