Easy Baked Spanish Chicken

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

This is one of those "throw together" meals born of no time to really cook. But it works out great.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
4 to 5
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1
2-3 pound chicken, cut up
1 pkg
taco seasoning mix, or your own blend of chili powder and seasonings
1 pkg
yellow rice mix
1 1/4 c
water
1 1/4 c
tomato juice
1-2 c
drained whole kernel corn (optional)
1 c
salsa
2 c
shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese

Step-By-Step

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1Preheat oven to 350°. Roll chicken pieces in seasoning mix.

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2Stir rice, water, and tomato juice together. (Add corn if using). Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish (or whatever fits your chicken pieces).

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3Place chicken pieces on top of rice. Cover dish tightly with foil, and bake 30 minutes. If breast pieces are very thick, it may take 35-40 minutes.

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4Remove foil and pour salsa on top of chicken. Sprinkle with the grated cheese.
Return to oven uncovered for 15-20 minutes until cheese melts and is bubbly.
Check chicken for doneness with a meat thermometer (165°) or see that juices run clear and there is no pink left.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Salsas
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Spanish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #rice, #cheese, #Spanish