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Simple Salsa Chicken Recipe

Simple Salsa Chicken Recipe

"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. YIELD: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 Mexican cheese blend

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 a meat thermometer reads 170° Yield: 2 servings.

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.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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