Crusted Tex-Mex Chicken Breasts

Total Time
Prep 4 mins
Cook 25 mins

Here's a quick chicken dish thats great with refried beans and traditional mexican rice. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a shallow bowl whisk together the lime juice and honey.
  3. Place crushed tortilla chips in a plastic bag.
  4. Dip chicken in the lime/honey mixture and place in chip bag.
  5. Shake to coat.
  6. Place chicken in a 9-inch square baking pan.
  7. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the thickest piece of chicken is no longer pink in the center.
  9. While chicken is cooking combine in a blender or food processor the tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic and oregano.
  10. Puree to smooth.
  11. Pour mixture into a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring often.
  12. Cook the mixture down to about 1&1/2 cups.
  13. Remove chicken from oven and sprinkle with cheese.
  14. Bake for 3-4 minutes more.
  15. Divide sauce evenly between 4 plates and place cooked chicken on top of sauce.


Most Helpful

I tried this recipe last night and my family loved it. I made it just as the recipe is written, except I started the sauce first to give it time to cook down. The chicken breasts were done in exactly 20 minutes and I served it with refried beans (jazzed up with mexican oregano, and cumin and topped with pepper jack cheese) and saffron rice served some of the chicken sauce. It was wonderful!!!! I used 40% less fat tortilla chips by Snyder, also, to lower fat. VDR

Viv March 25, 2003

I made this last night for company. I didn't use all of the jalapano called for as my girlfriend doesn't like things too spicy. The men said they liked the chicken, but the sauce was okay. They thought it could use less cilantro and more jalapanos. I thought it was really good-and my girlfriend said it was too spicy! (was there any winninig in this situation?)I am going to try it again with a bit of adaptation-either the recipe or who I share it with! Thanks for sharing!

Mom of Five April 12, 2003

Great dish! I followed the recipe exactly and it came out great. I've always loved Tex-Mex food, but I've never cooked it at home. Now I'm hooked, I'll definitely be looking for more Tex-Mex recipes. The salsa was delicious. I'll definitely be making it and the whole dish again!

Athenasolives May 06, 2003

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