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Cilantro Chicken Recipe

Our family would eat Mexican food every day if we could, and this recipe is a favorite! Chicken breasts stay moist and tender topped with salsa, cilantro and cheese.—Juline Goelzer, Arroyo Grande, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pound)
  • 1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine the lime juice, oil and honey. Dip chicken in lime juice mixture, then coat with tortilla chips. Place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes or until juices run clear. Combine salsa and cilantro; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 332 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 695 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.