Low Carb Mexi Baked Chicken

Total Time
55mins
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

Directions

  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.

Reviews

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

This is a trusty dusty in our house. I follow it almost exactly, but I use green chili sauce instead of salsa. The baking time is for thick breasts, so if you have thin ones, I suggest cutting it down to 30 minutes. Always yummy and always fork tender. Do not skip the taco season!

Peetken October 04, 2016

Really really good if you follow the directions, great chicken recipe.

Davell L. July 26, 2016

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