Easy Baked Spanish Chicken

6
Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Easy Baked Spanish Chicken

Step-by-Step

  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.

Printable Recipe Card

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



Show 15 Comments & Reviews

7 Feel-Better Homemade Chicken Soup Recipes

7 Feel-Better Homemade Chicken Soup Recipes


Homemade chicken noodle soup can fix anything. When sick, it speeds up the healing process. Want something satisfying on a cold day? Chicken soup will warm ya right up. Traditional chicken soup is made from chicken broth, chunks of chicken, and vegetables like carrots, celery, and onion. Noodles, spices, and other ingredients can be added […]

Five Ways To Use Your Extra Thanksgiving Turkey

Five Ways To Use Your Extra Thanksgiving Turkey


While my Thanksgiving dinner may be smaller this year, I am still going to roast my usual-sized turkey. It’s just as easy to roast one that’s big or one that’s small. By roasting a larger one, I guarantee leftovers. They’re my favorite and I love to turn the turkey into a completely different dish. “I […]

11 Pumpkin Pie Recipes With a Twist

11 Pumpkin Pie Recipes With a Twist


Pumpkin pie is a classic Thanksgiving dessert. Typically flavored with fall spices (like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves), the custard pie is creamy and luscious. The version most aligned to what we think of pumpkin pie first appeared in Amelia Simmons’ American Cookery cookbook in 1796. Since then, pumpkin pie has evolved. Now, there are […]