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    Chicken in Salsa

    Chicken in Salsa. Photo by Hill Family

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hrs

    3KillerBs's Note:

    This is the first thing I'll make when our remodel is over and I have an oven again. So easy, so healthy, so inexpensive, and such a favorite with kids and adults alike. Pretty enough on the plate for a dinner party, but hearty enough to feed the guys on game day. You can substitute hot or mild salsa to suit your individual tastes.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Remove the skin from the chicken pieces. If you leave it on it will NOT crisp but rather will become unpleasantly soggy -- even downright rubbery.
    2. 2
      Arrange chicken pieces on a baking sheet.
    3. 3
      Top each piece with a tbs of your favorite salsa. I prefer the Pace brand and usually use medium heat.
    4. 4
      Bake at 350 about 45-60 minute or until chicken is tender.
    5. 5
      Top each piece with shredded cheese.
    6. 6
      Return to oven for about 5-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browning.
    7. 7
      I like to serve these with either white rice or cornbread and a green salad.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 03, 2009

      55

      Yummy, yummy! I used green salsa because I needed to use it up. I also brined my boneless breasts in water, sugar and salt. SO Moist and tasty. Thank you so much!

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    • on April 10, 2008

      55

      It's hard to believe that something so simple and easy can be so good. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts (because that's what I had handy), and considerably more than a tablespoon of salsa per piece. Delicious. I'll use it again with other chicken pieces, and I'll use it with the breasts for my next dinner party (yes, it's that good!).

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    • on February 21, 2007

      55

      Since there are just two of us I cut the recipe in half, using chicken breasts. I covered the whole thing with monterey jack cheese and served over brown rice. Super easy and tasty, would make again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken in Salsa

    Serving Size: 1 (28 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 85.0
     
    Calories from Fat 57
    67%
    Total Fat 6.3 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 22.4 mg
    7%
    Sodium 177.7 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.6 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.2 g
    1%
    Protein 6.2 g
    12%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    chicken pieces

    medium hot salsa

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