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Baked Mexican Chicken recipe

This is the BEST Baked Mexican Chicken recipe. You actually use tortilla chip crumbs to coat your chicken!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Baked Mexican Chicken recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 575kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 4 Chicken Breasts Sliced lengthwise
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 13 oz Bag of Tortilla Chips crushed into small pieces
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes Diced (Optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pour the salsa and crushed tortilla chips in separate shallow bowls.
  • Dip each chicken breast in the salsa, flipping so that both sides are covered.
  • After the salsa, dip the chicken breast in the tortilla chips, flipping it so that both sides are covered in the chips.
  • Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with foil or sprayed with a non stick cooking spray.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Then top each chicken breast with a small amount of the shredded cheese and place back in the oven for 2-5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Top with the diced tomatoes if desired and enjoy!


Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1162mg | Potassium: 984mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 753IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 2mg