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Baked chicken breasts with salsa and cheese.

Baked Salsa Chicken

Katerina | Diethood
Perfectly tender and juicy Salsa Chicken baked on a bed of fresh tomato salsa and topped with melted cheese.
Servings : 4 serves
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 45 mins

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
 

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Pound chicken breasts to an even thickness and season with cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Transfer to skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side, or until just browned.
  • Spread about 1/2 cup salsa on the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Arrange browned chicken breasts on top of salsa and add the remaining salsa over the chicken breasts.
  • 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.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake for 3 to 4 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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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

Serving: 6 oz | Calories: 308 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 32 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 102 mg | Sodium: 1011 mg | Potassium: 744 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 1205 IU | Vitamin C: 3.2 mg | Calcium: 242 mg | Iron: 1.4 mg | Net Carbs: 5 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, American/Southwest, Mexican
Keyword: baked chicken, baked chicken breasts, chicken breast dinner, healthy chicken, keto chicken recipes, keto dinner idea, low carb recipe, mexican food, salsa chicken