Easy Baked Spanish Chicken

Susan Feliciano


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


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 to 5
10 Min
45 Min


  • 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
  • 1 1/4 c
    tomato juice
  • 1-2 c
    drained whole kernel corn (optional)
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese

How to Make Easy Baked Spanish Chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Roll chicken pieces in seasoning mix.
  2. Stir 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).
  3. Place 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.
  4. Remove 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.

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About Easy Baked Spanish Chicken

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

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