Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins

Another personal South Beach Diet friendly favorite of mine. It's flavorful and easy to throw together, bakes in less than 1 hour. I serve this with a side of my Mexican Jumping Beans. For the taco seasoning, I like to make my own (no sugar added; there are plenty of taco seasoning Zaar recipes to choose from, if you would like to make your own.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a shallow, small baking dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Coat chicken lightly with taco seasoning, on both sides; spoon salsa over top of breast.
  4. Bake, uncovered, about 45 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle cheese on both breasts evenly; bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted through.
Most Helpful

Such a simple recipe but yet SO GOOD. I sprinkled salt on both sides of the chicken, did 4 chicken breasts. Didn't really measure the seasoning I just kept sticking a 1/2 TBL scooper in the package and seasoned both sides of each chicken (so I'm not sure how much I used, probably more than called for but it was tasty!!) and I used about 1/2 a jar of salsa and I did bake it covered with foil so the chicken wouldn't dry out. I think I might add black beans like another user did and fiesta cheese makes this so yummy!!! We had spanish rice and re fried black beans. Thanks!!!

LDS Chef Ashlie September 06, 2010

Very good! I made 3 breasts (cut each in half) and used about 6 oz of salsa total. FYI, the salsa does stay put during cooking (I thought it would all run off), so feel free to use a more expensive salsa that you love because you will be able to taste it! I too baked mine covered for 30 minutes on 375 and it was super juicy but a little tough. Perhaps next time I will try it at 350 for 30-40 minutes and see if that works better. Oh, and I marinated the chicken in a tequila lime marinade for a day too. Thanks for sharing, as we will certainly make these again.

JanuaryBride September 17, 2013

Easy and tasty. I made my own sugar free taco seasoning and the boys kept asking for more. Thanks for sharing. Only difference I made was to buy thin sliced chicken breast, so it was only 30 minutes total.

Lizzie Rodriquez February 10, 2013