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Let's Make Baked Salsa Chicken
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The best baked salsa chicken recipe with a store bought shortcut to make a fast, delicious, and easy dinner! Topped with melted pepper jack.
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  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (4 filets)
  • 2 cups pico de gallo (store bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 oz pepper jack cheese (slices or shredded)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime (for serving)
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Step 1Preheat the oven to 375. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Mix together the cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Sprinkle over chicken.
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Step 2Place the chicken in the baking dish in a single layer. Cover with about 2/3 of the pico de gallo.
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Step 3Place sliced or shredded cheese on top. Bake the chicken for 35-45 minutes until cooked through. The exact cooking time will depend on thickness. Chicken should be cooked to 165 degrees.
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Step 4Serve with remaining pico de gallo on top. Sprinkle on chopped cilantro and serve with lime on the side.
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