Simple Salsa Chicken Recipe
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Simple Salsa Chicken Recipe

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"My husband and I prefer our food a little spicier than our children, so one evening I baked plain chicken for the kids and created this dish for us," Jan Cooper relates from Troy, Alabama. "My husband liked it so well that it is now a regular menu item at our house."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 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 Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half (prepared with reduced-fat cheese) equals 226 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 628 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.


  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 a meat thermometer reads 170° Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Simple Salsa Chicken in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p57

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Great Flavor"

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"Very easy and tastes great! Have made this many times."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Super easy weeknight dinner. I served this with Easy Mexican Rice (also a Taste of Home recipe). It was a hit with my family so I will be making this again."

Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"This is a great recipe. It's a great go-to dish for any weeknight.

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2009

"really like it only i like to marinate in alittle lime juice for like an hour or so and then put the lime squeeze bottle on the table for any one who wants some. taste even better than applebees fiesta chicken. and cheaper too."

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