mexican inspired baked chicken

my friend over at bon chappétit made mexican baked chicken last week.  i read his post and quickly realized that i had everything needed so i thought, “alright, i’ll finally give one of his recipes a try.”  here is my take on the mexican baked chicken. more so, mexican inspired baked chicken.

you’ll need:

  • chicken breasts
  • bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning (if you want mexican baked chicken then use the whole package – but i wanted “inspired” so i eased up on the taco seasoning)
  • chopped peppers
  • chopped mushrooms
  • cheddar cheese
  • salsa – i used a fresh pico de gallo – recipe will come at a later date 🙂

pre-heat the oven to 350.  butterfly the chicken breasts and spoon in the salsa, peppers, cheese and cheddar cheese.  roll and secure with a tooth pick.  combine the taco seasoning and bread crumbs and coat the outside of the chicken evenly.  place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.  add a smidge more of cheese on top and cook for an addional 5 or 6 minutes or until the chicken is done.

i served this with some brown rice and the rest of my pico de gallo.

bon chappétit really nailed this one.  my house smelled delicious when the chicken was cooking – i couldn’t WAIT to eat this!  it happily fed myself and i have a lot left over.  the chicken was juicy, the veggies flavorful and the taco seasoning gave it just enough mexican inspiration.

yum and yum.

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2 responses to “mexican inspired baked chicken

  1. Thanks for the shout-out homey! Your picture actually came out way better than mine.

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