Here’s a recipe for Salsa Chicken that my family enjoys. I had always made this with a store bought package of taco seasoning, and store bought salsa. I finally tried it with my own versions of taco seasoning and salsa and the recipe turned out great! So here’s the recipe, followed by the links to the Make Your Own versions for the taco seasoning and salsa.
2 – 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 packet of taco seasoning (about 2 Tablespoons)
1 cup salsa
1 cup shredded cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. (I use a 7×11 glass pan).
3. Place the taco seasoning in a ziploc bag. Add the chicken breasts one at a time and shake to coat with the seasoning.
4. Place the coated chicken in the baking dish.
5. Pour the cup of salsa over the top. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
6. Remove the foil and sprinkle with the shredded cheese. Bake for another 3 to 5 minutes, uncovered, or until cheese is melted.
This dish tastes good with good served with sour cream. I usually serve this with spanish rice and corn as well to keep the mexican flavor theme going.
When I substituted my Make Your Own versions, here is what I did. I took the spices I use in my Taco Meat recipe and combined them in a small bowl. Rather than coat the meat “shake and bake” style, I simply rubbed it on to the chicken. Here’s the link to the taco meat recipe:
Taco Meat Seasoning
Then I took some of my homemade salsa and poured it over the top. Here is the link to that recipe:
I think it’s great to have homemade options like this. If I’m pressed for time, I can still go with the store bought stuff. But if I do have the time, I like knowing there’s a homemade option that can save money.