{Meals in Busytown} Mexican Chicken at Lightening Speed

My father gave me this cookbook before he moved me into my first apartment.  I think he was a little nervous.  I didn’t grow up in a home where we cooked many meals.  We ate out a lot. This was a perfect start for me as everything was simple in technique and ingredients and pretty delicious!  Several of these recipes in this book I know by heart and have been making since 1995.

This is a FAMILY favorite, kid, husband and Mommy approved!  The girls are proud because they can whip this up in a matter of minutes and say that they made dinner.  If you don’t have 5 minutes when you walk in the door you can make this ahead of time.  Cover, refrigerate until time to cook.  It also makes GREAT leftovers.

  • 4 chicken breast haves
  • 1 jar (15 oz) of salsa (I use Amy’s Salsa it is “Clean Eating” approved)
  • 1 6 oz container of plain yogurt (I use Stoneyfield fat free…and if you only have vanilla…use it…it doesn’t make a difference)
  • 1 cup grated cheese (Mexican Blend, Cheddar, Monterey Jack or whatever is in your refrigerator.)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees with the rack in the center position.  Spray a baking dish with vegetable spray.

Arrange the chicken breasts in the dish in one layer.  Combine the jar of salsa and the container of yogurt, and then divide the mixture among the four pieces spreading it over the top of each piece.

Sprinkle with the cheese and bake for 40 minutes.  Serve with rice.

I place the rice on the plate.  Scoop out some of the “sauce” from the baking dish and pour over the rice then place a chicken breast on top of the rice.

Quick, easy, delicious, healthy and low fat!   It took me longer to write out the direction then it does getting this ready for the oven!  Enjoy!

*Note  –  Sissy Poo is what my family calls me.  D.O.D. stands for “Dear Old Dad” that is how he always signed and my Mom well she is known to be called Mama Roosh

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3 Comments on “{Meals in Busytown} Mexican Chicken at Lightening Speed”

  1. December 15, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    I love this simple chicken recipe. I have to steal this tip for some rush hour lunch someday :)

  2. Laura
    December 15, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    Sounds great! We have two toddlers and I work full-time so this sounds like a perfect meal for daddy and the boys to make!

  3. Vanessa
    December 15, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    sounds good…I might even try it in a crockpot??

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