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Working Mom's Mexican Chicken Dinner

Recipe Information
Simple and Quick with E-Z clean-up! Spicy and Cheesey Chicken baked to perfection all in one pan! VERY economical too!

S. Chokel

Serves/Makes:4 (can be increased easily)

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 jar of your favorite salsa (we like La Victoria Medium Heat Chunky)
  • 1 cup (225 ml) shredded cheddar or combination cheddar/jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sour cream
  • sliced black olives (optional garnish)
  • chopped green onions (optional garnish)
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees (200 C.).
  • Put washed and paper towel patted dry chicken breasts in an 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish (I use a pretty combination baking/serving crock casserole dish).
  • Cover the chicken with salsa.
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees (200 C.).
  • Top with cheese(s) and broil during last 5 minutes of baking time to melt and toast cheese.
  • Garnish with sour cream (and black olives and chopped green onion if used) and additional salsa if desired.
  • Serve with corn or flour tortillas.
This is a simple and quick meal that makes everyone happy! It can easily be doubled or halved or tripled if needed! Try it with a whole cut-up chicken or less expensive chicken parts like legs or thighs for a VERY economical, time-saving meal.

We have always enjoyed this recipe with a chilled fruit cup and lots of carrot and jicama sticks or an oil and vinegar and a touch of sugar dressed cabbage slaw for a complete nutritious meal.

Special Note: I have done this in a crock-pot. I have taken a whole chicken and stuck it in the crockpot and poured in the salsa. Very good, but the baking method is much, much better.