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Chicken Cotija

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"A Mexican spin on Chicken Parmesan!"
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50 m servings 325
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a glass baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat; brown chicken on both sides. Place chicken in prepared baking dish. Mix together the tomato sauce and taco seasoning in a small bowl. Pour over chicken breasts. Sprinkle cheeses evenly over top.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until chicken has fully cooked and cheese has browned, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 325 calories; 14.3 11.8 35.7 98 1524 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Absolutely great! We like moist chicken and this one is! And the taste is not like any other chicken I've ever had.....very good. Thanks.

Most helpful critical review

The cheese makes this SO salty. The rest is just OK, a little boring. It was quick and easy. I love cheese, and this was on the edge of being too cheesy and with that much Cotija Cheese, it was ...

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Absolutely great! We like moist chicken and this one is! And the taste is not like any other chicken I've ever had.....very good. Thanks.

Did not have any cotija cheese, so substituted a hard dry cheese that I had on hand. Forgot to put the shredded monterey jack on and it was still very good. Will keep in my favorites file!

4.5 Stars: This was different and very good. I served with the broken pasta found in the Hispanic section. My husband suggested a rice/pasta mix for a little more texture. All in all, a surp...

Made this the other night for my husband and one of his friends...all I can say is completely clean plates! :) All they could talk about was how good the cotija cheese was in this dish. I'm so g...

Easy to put together and really delicious! Chicken was moist and flavorful. Used reduced sodium taco seasoning. Served with Spanish Rice recipe from this site.

I liked it. Something different to do with chicken. I also added a few dashes of hot sauce (Tapitio) to the tomato sauce for a bit more flavor. Also added garlic powder to the chicken while ...

So easy. This doesn't mean it isn't tasty tho!!! I have made this multiple times and find it divine. Just don't go overboard with cheese. Also I love this with Mexican Rice :)

4.8 stars. This recipe is so simple to make, yet the flavors are just so strong and quite satisfying. I saved the sauce to make quesadillas later. This is restaurant quality.

Definitely will make again. My boyfriend and I loved it. I served with cilantro and lime rice!