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Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole

An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.
4 Servings


Prep: 10 Min
Cook: 20 Min

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole – An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors. Tender chicken breast is seasoned with spices, then smothered in a freshly made salsa and baked to melting perfection with a bubbly cheesy topping. The chicken becomes so tender, it literally melts in your mouth! This quick and easy chicken casserole for dinner is low carb and keto friendly. Enjoy!

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Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole - An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.

Ingredients list for the Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole

  • 2 lbs (900g) boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • Crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (or Monterey Jack, or white cheddar…)
  • Fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish

The salsa

  • 4 ripe tomatoes, cored and quartered
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 jalapenos, stemmed and seeded
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole - An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole - An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole - An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole - An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole - An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole - An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole - An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole - An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.

Cheesy Salsa Chicken Casserole - An incredibly delicious meal loaded with fresh flavors.

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lay the chicken flat in a large baking dish and season with cumin, crushed red chili pepper, salt, and pepper.

2. Make the salsa: Place the fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, and salt in a food processor. Pulse briefly to crush the ingredients and set aside.

3. Cover chicken with the salsa, then top with shredded mozzarella. Bake on middle rack for 20-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through — Internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).

4. Remove the chicken casserole from oven. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve hot with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

Notes:

  • You can slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to reduce cooking time.
  • If you have some salsa leftover, you can serve it as a dip with tortilla chips.
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