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.
- 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.