Quick Salsa Chicken

This baked salsa chicken recipe is one of the easiest, tastiest dishes you'll try this week. Just five minutes of simple prep and your chicken is in the oven—soon to be served as a mouthwatering baked Mexican chicken dinner for two.
Prep 5 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Servings 2

Ingredient List

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1/2 lb)
  • 2 teaspoons from 1 container (6.25 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with taco seasoning mix; place in ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Pour salsa over chicken.
  2. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear. Sprinkle cheese evenly over chicken; bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream.

Expert Tips

  • For an easy bread accompaniment to this baked salsa chicken, sprinkle refrigerated Pillsbury™ Breadsticks with taco seasoning mix and bake as directed on the package.


  • 1 Serving Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 120);  Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 7g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 100mg;  Sodium 1040mg;  Potassium 230mg;  Total Carbohydrate 8g (Dietary Fiber 0g ,Sugars 3g);  Protein 32g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 15%;  Iron 6%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  4 1/2 Lean Meat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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