Sunday, January 23, 2011

Salsa Chicken

Okay blogaroos. This meal was amazing, not even kidding. My husband wasn't as crazy over it as me, but I like to think it's because he's more picky about tomatoes and wasn't too fond of this salsa when I bought it for him to dip some chips in. I thought it smelled great and was so- good with this meal. I made the husband some spanish rice and refried beans to go on the side of his chicken, he also got some melted cheddar cheese on top of his. I kept the cheese and sides off of my plate and was still a satisfied eater! A lot of my Army wife friends rave about always making this 'Salsa Chicken'. A lot of the time I hear about it being made in the crock pot. For whatever reason, cooking this in the crock pot was a major turn off for me so I opted to bake mine instead. Mmm. I'd make this again for dinner tonight if I knew it wouldn't result in moans and groans from my husband. I made a point to run to the store for some taco seasoning for this meal, you know when I'm willing to make an extra trip to the store for one ingredient, I'm pretty gung-ho on making it!

I picked up some boxed spanish rice and just canned refried beans but my husband obviously couldn't eat them all. I threw the left overs in the fridge and today threw it all into some tortillas with some shredded cheese and leftover steak from the other night. While I wouldn't eat it, my husband was more than satisfied with his 'leftover burrito' lunch!

I would also like to add that thanks to JCPenny's heck of a sale today and my dad venturing out with my aunt to do a little sale shopping, I will soon have a few new pieces of serve ware for the plating of my blog photos. This makes a food blogger a very happy girl!

3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 packet taco seasoning
1 small jar salsa (your favorite brand, and level of heat)
*I used 'On The Border' medium heat.. it's got good flavor and isn't really chunky like other salsas, I thought it was perfect
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 425. Sprinkle taco seasoning on both sides of chicken and rub into meat with hands. Empty the jar of salsa over the chicken and bake for 45-65 minutes. Sprinkle cheddar over chicken (if desired) and let it melt over the chicken for the last few minutes of cooking.


  1. Ummmm...I totally just saw you post about this on the board and I was hoping you would blog it. Sooo trying this!

  2. I can't even explain how delicious and full of taste this was for me! You need it for sure when eating low carb!