Thursday, February 26, 2009

Taco Salsa Chicken

( I used no cheese this time.)
I don't remember where I got the original recipe for this, but I remember tweaking it to suit my needs. I have cut it up and rolled it in a tortilla shell with lettuce and have used it in a taco shell or over whole grain rice.
I haven't made this in quite some time. Next time I do I will post the picture.
It is very good, and lots of protein.
Try it and let me know what you think!

4 skinless, boneless skinless chicken breast halves
4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix
1 cup salsa (use any heat that you prefer)
1 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese (optional)(I use fat free sometimes, it cuts down the nutritional count for fats)
2 tablespoons fat free sour cream (optional)
chopped green onion (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle taco seasoning on both sides of chicken breasts, and pour salsa over all.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is tender and juicy and its juices run clear.
Sprinkle chicken evenly with cheese, and continue baking for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with sour cream and green onion if desired, and serve.
Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Facts

Calories 159.9
Total Fat 3.1 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 47.8 mg
Sodium 655.8 mg
Potassium 355.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
Sugars 0.6 g
Protein 24.5 g


    Wow Liz this is awesome. Read this last night and made it for tonight's supper. Everyone loved it..not a small feat with a very picky 7 yr old. That actually asked for seconds and told me outright that he liked it.
    Definately a keeper..thanks for posting.
    Btw, served it with chili beans and saffron rice.
    great meal.

  2. Cool! Glad to have Richard's seal of approval!