Salsa Chicken

by sunshine on November 11, 2008

I used to make this quite often when I was still single because it is so easy to make.  You can easily adapt this for 1 person or for 20 people.  It used to be one of my favorite things to make and I’m not quite sure why I stopped making it.  I guess there’s just so many new things out there I’ve wanted to try this one happened to fall to the way side.  I saw it on The Baking Beauties yesterday and remembered what a tasty dish it is.  It’s something that’s quick to make during the week after working a long day.  I will be putting this back into the meal rotation for sure!

Salsa Chicken

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Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle taco seasoning on both sides of chicken breasts, and pour salsa over all. (I like to put the taco seasoning in a zip-loc bag, and toss the chicken until it’s coated with the seasoning)
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F 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.

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Jeanine November 11, 2008 at 4:25 pm

hey there! Thanks for linking back to me, I appreciate it. I had never tried the salsa chicken before, but will definitely make it again, it is so simple to do! Thanks, have a great day!

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1HotIcedCoffee January 28, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Sounds like a great recipe, we are trying it tonight. Serving it with brown rice.

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Lori March 16, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I saw your link on Mommies with Cents, and I'm glad I stopped by. I've been needing a quick, easy recipe like this. Thank you!

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Elise December 14, 2009 at 1:59 am

Just tried this tonight. Easy and delish! Thanks.

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aekngf February 10, 2010 at 2:21 am

You all need to try it with spanish rice from rice a roni!! its the best!!!

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Joanna July 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm

quick question, should it be covered to bake or not?

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Priyanka February 17, 2011 at 10:37 am

How many servings is this recipe for?

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Lisa July 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I made this recipe and served it over spanish rice with tostitos on the side and my family loved it. I melted shredded monterrey jack / cheddar cheese over the chicken. It is a fst and easy meal to make.

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Kent Pfafman September 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

My girlfriend works every fri from 1pm to 9pm and I make her something new every fri. Tonight I'm trying this recipe for it's ease and for just sounding yummy.. I hope she likes it.. I'm serving it with southwestern veggie mix in cheese sauce and Velveeta shells n cheese with rotel tomatoes. ~kpfafman~

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