Mexican Cheese and Salsa Chicken Recipe
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Mexican Cheese and Salsa Chicken Recipe

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The flavors in this dish will hide the fact that it is so easy to make. All of your guests will enjoy this one!—Jan Cooper, Troy, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons taco sauce
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 226 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 601 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 5 lean meat.

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a shallow 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt. Combine salsa and taco sauce; drizzle over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Simple Salsa Chicken in Comfort Food Diet bookazine 2010

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 226 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 601 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 5 lean meat.

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