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Baked Salsa Chicken

Baked Salsa Chicken - this easy chicken dinner recipe is perfect every time! Lightly breaded chicken is baked with salsa and cheese and comes out moist and tender. This recipe is adult and kid approved!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 1497kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • If your chicken breasts are not even thickness, pound them even.
  • Place beaten egg in a shallow dish.
  • Place breadcrumbs and taco seasoning in another shallow dish; stir to combine.
  • Dip each chicken breast in the egg then in the breadcrumbs, coating both sides with the crumbs. Place in an even layer in the baking dish.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken looks golden and crisp. Do not turn.
  • Pour the salsa evenly over the chicken and top with cheese. Continue baking for 5-10 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and chicken is cooked through.



Calories: 1497kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 147g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 576mg | Sodium: 3569mg | Potassium: 2606mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2445IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 1150mg | Iron: 9.4mg