Healthy Baked Salsa Chicken Recipe

Healthy Baked Salsa Chicken Recipe

Perfectly gentle and juicy Salsa Chicken baked on a bed of sparkling tomato salsa and topped with melted cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups Chunky Salsa <– click for Homemade Salsa Recipe (you can also use store-bought Chunky Salsa)
  • 1 cups shredded cheddar cheese, (I use a mix of white and yellow cheddar)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  3. Pound chicken breasts to an even thickness and season with cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Transfer to skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side, or until just browned.
  5. Spread about 1/2 cup salsa on the bottom of a baking dish.
  6. Arrange browned chicken breasts on top of salsa and add the remaining salsa over the chicken breasts.
  7. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until chicken is done. Use a thermometer to check for doneness – chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165˚F.
  8. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Bake for 3 to 4 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 4
  • NET CARBS: 5 grams
  • HOW TO STORE BAKED CHICKEN
  • Store leftover chicken in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Baked Salsa Chicken
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 308Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 1011mg42%
Potassium 744mg21%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1205IU24%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 242mg24%
Iron 1.4mg8%

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