California Chicken Bake

Enjoy this delicious cheesy chicken arranged over rice flavored with Old El Paso® Salsa – perfect if you love Mexican dinner.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4

Ingredients

8
oz. (2 cups) shredded taco-flavored cheese blend
3/4
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
cup Old El Paso™ Salsa
1
cup water
4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Reserve 1/2 cup cheese for topping. In large bowl, combine remaining cheese, rice, cilantro, salsa and water; mix well. Spoon into sprayed baking dish; spread evenly. Arrange chicken breast halves over rice mixture. Cover with foil.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 55 to 65 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, and rice is tender. Uncover; sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    500
    (
    Calories from Fat
    200),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    14g,
    14%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    130mg
    130%;
    Sodium
    970mg
    970%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    34g
    34%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    42g
    42%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    40%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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