Low Carb Mexi Baked Chicken

Low Carb Mexi Baked Chicken

Ready in 45 minutes

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.

"Easy and yummy to make! We took the idea of a reviewer earlier and put the chicken in for 15 minutes with only the seasoning on it and then put salsa on top and baked it for another 15 minutes. Then took out & put cheddar & pepper jack on top and baked for another 5 minutes. Super good and even loved by the 10 year old boys. :)"

- lilshorty

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Ingredients

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2 boneless skinless chicken breasts; (about 4 ounces each)
2 teaspoons taco seasoning; (I prefer homemade with no sugar added)
1/2 cup salsa; any degree (I prefer Newman's Own; it's low in sugar)
1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese; shredded (I prefer the Mexi-blend

Original recipe makes 2

Servings  

Preparation

1Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2Spray a shallow, small baking dish with non-stick spray.

3Coat chicken lightly with taco seasoning, on both sides; spoon salsa over top of breast.

4Bake, uncovered, about 45 minutes.

5Sprinkle cheese on both breasts evenly; bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted through.

Notes

| 55 min | 5 min prep |

Helpful idea: "..I used mild salsa, I flattened the chicken breasts sprinkled with taco seasoning and left in the fridge for an hour, I pan fried them until nearly cooked then popped the salsa and cheese on top and only did them for 7 minutes in the oven."

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Made it tonight it's quick and easy. Made 1.1 lbs Cooked 15 mins with taco seasoning which I rubbed in 20 mins after add salsa 5 mins cheese
TrophyWife123 3 months ago
I quadruple the recipe, use my own sugar-free taco spice blend, pat the chicken dry and roll in the spices. I agree that 50 minutes is probably too long for 4 oz breasts, but I use 6-7 oz breasts, so it works out about right. Also, I finish with sharp cheddar or sharp cheddar and pepper jack.
vpitman1 1 year ago
Easy and yummy to make! We took the idea of a reviewer earlier and put the chicken in for 15 minutes with only the seasoning on it and then put salsa on top and baked it for another 15 minutes. Then took out & put cheddar & pepper jack on top and baked for another 5 minutes. Super good and even loved by the 10 year old boys. :)
lilshorty 1 year ago
I received compliments at my dinner party and it was ridiculously simple to make.
bextec 1 year ago
LOVE this recipe! The kids love it too!
Dmb324 1 year ago
Amazing! Some of the most delicious, low carb chicken I've ever had!
JHeiler 1 year ago
I've been making this for a while and love it. For added flavor sprinkle the taco seasoning on the chicken and bake for about 15 minutes so the seasoning sticks to the chicken then add the salsa and finish baking
Tdurden 2 years ago
Not something I'll make again anytime soon but it was very unique and the low cals were a plus:)
vanacancook86 2 years ago
Very simple and fast! Everyone loved it!
andreaiacovetta 2 years ago
Easy to make and delicious.
tmcameron 2 years ago
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