Quick and Easy Mexican Chicken


This Mexican chicken recipe makes an easy entrée with fiesta flair! Serve over rice or buttered noodles.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch ground cumin

  • 1 cup salsa

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Heat a greased skillet over medium heat. Rub chicken pieces with garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin to taste; place in the hot skillet. Cook until brown on both sides and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Transfer chicken to a 9x13-inch baking dish, top with salsa and cheese, and bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbly and starts to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
11g Fat
5g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 641mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 239mg 18%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 532mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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