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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
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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!

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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