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Healthy Mexican Chicken Bake

A high-protein, low-calorie meal that leaves you FULL. It's so flavorful. Goes great with cornbread and/or a side of refried beans. You can use whatever Mexican spices you want. We love cumin!

Healthy Mexican Chicken Bake

makes 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup salsa

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season one side of chicken breasts with half the cumin, half the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper; arrange chicken breasts with seasoned sides down in the hot oil. Fry until chicken is lightly browned on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Season the top of each chicken breast with the remaining cumin, remaining garlic powder, salt, and black pepper; flip chicken and cook until other side is lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. If the skillet gets dry, pour in just enough juice from the salsa to keep it from burning.
  4. Transfer chicken breasts to a 9x9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with Mexican cheese blend. Loosen all the drippings from the skillet with a little more juice from the salsa and pour on top of chicken breasts. Spoon salsa over cheese layer.
  5. Bake chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

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2 Responses to "Healthy Mexican Chicken Bake"

  1. What at the nutrition facts on this? Sounds amazing and would love to try it!

  2. I calculated it ^^

    Nutrition Facts
    Servings 4.0
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 411
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 18 g 27 %
    Saturated Fat 5 g 24 %
    Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 179 mg 60 %
    Sodium 582 mg 24 %
    Potassium 958 mg 27 %
    Total Carbohydrate 5 g 2 %
    Dietary Fiber 1 g 5 %
    Sugars 2 g
    Protein 56 g 111 %
    Vitamin A 7 %
    Vitamin C 2 %
    Calcium 12 %
    Iron 4 %

    Looks yummy! Defiantly a must try :)