Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fiesta time!

Party for your chicken or for your tastebuds? You decide. I found this recipe on kraft foods and decided to give it a try.... it was so good I had to share it with you...

Before I start this recipe, one question: Does your grocery have fresh salsa? I'll tell ya once I discovered that they make it fresh, I never went back to the jarred stuff. So if you make this recipe, I highly recommend you get this. It's located in the refrigerated section where they put pre-prepared salads, salad dressings and dip stuff.

Crispy Santa Fe Chicken
adapted from Kraft Foods

2 chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise
1 egg
12 saltines, finely crushed (I used tortilla chips to keep with the 'mex-flava' about 1 cup ground)
1 cup salsa
1 cup Kraft Mexican style Finely shredded Four Cheese (I used Pepper Jack Cheese instead)
2 Tbsp. butter melted

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

DIP chicken in egg then in cracker crumbs (tortilla chip rock!) , turning to evenly coat both sides of each piece. Pressing coating into chicken.

PLACE in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; drizzle with butter.

BAKE 20 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF). Top with salsa and cheese; bake 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

OLE! Crispy on the outside, moist in the inside. Mucho delicioso! This was incredibly easy to make and even your kids could help out with the coating the chicken, shredding the cheese, topping them off....

This would also be AWESOME on a toasted kaiser bun as a sandwich too!

Chicken Breast on Foodista

1 comment:

Donna-FFW said...

What a simple delicious meal!!