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Healthy Mexican Chicken Bake

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Preparation

15min

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Cooking

30min

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Total

45min

Cuisine:

mexican

Allergens:

peanut

dairy

Ingredients

servings iconAmount:
g / servings
Corn oil image
Corn oil

Fats and Oils

14g/1tablespoon
Chicken breast image
Chicken breast

Poultry Products

87g/0.5breast, bone removed (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook chicken)
Cumin image
Cumin

Spices and Herbs

2.1g/1tsp, whole
Garlic powder image
Garlic powder

Spices and Herbs

3.1g/1tsp
Pepper image
Pepper

Spices and Herbs

2.3g/1tsp, ground
Mexican cheese image
Mexican cheese

Dairy and Egg Products

28.4g/1oz
Salsa image
Salsa

Soups, Sauces, and Gravies

5.4g/1tsp

Direction

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season one side of chicken breasts with half the cumin, half the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper; arrange chicken breasts with seasoned sides down in the hot oil. Fry until chicken is lightly browned on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes.

3

Season the top of each chicken breast with the remaining cumin, remaining garlic powder, salt, and black pepper; flip chicken and cook until other side is lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. If the skillet gets dry, pour in just enough juice from the salsa to keep it from burning.

4

Transfer chicken breasts to a 9x9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with Mexican cheese blend. Loosen all the drippings from the skillet with a little more juice from the salsa and pour on top of chicken breasts. Spoon salsa over cheese layer.

5

Bake chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutritional Facts
Amount:
275.07500000000005g

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8%56%36%

459

Kcal
Carbs6.1g
Protein44.5g
Fat28.2g

For a serving size of 1 servings

Calories
459.2kcal
% Daily Value*
Carbs
6.1g
Protein
44.5g
Fat
28.2g
vitaminA
333µg
sugar
2.8g
vitaminD
0.8µg
vitaminC
1.3mg
fiber
1.3g
iron
2mg
sodium
789.2mg
cholesterol
128.9mg
saturatedFat
8.9g
vitaminB6
1.1mg
calcium
369.1mg
potassium
613.4mg
transFat
0.2g

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

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