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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.4
  • Total Fat: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.6 mg
  • Sodium: 425.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 26.8 g

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Mexican Chicken Breast

Submitted by: KWOODSON
Mexican Chicken Breast

Introduction

If you love Mexican and are looking for a new way to prepare chicken breast, here it is. It is so delicious and so easy to prepare. Enjoy! If you love Mexican and are looking for a new way to prepare chicken breast, here it is. It is so delicious and so easy to prepare. Enjoy!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 package taco seasoning
    4 (4 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 cup salsa
    1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

Directions

Put the chicken and taco seasoning in Ziploc bag; shake to coat well.
Place the chicken in a casserole dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.
Bake in 375 F oven for 30 minutes.
Top with salsa five minutes before done.
Garnish with sour cream just before serving.







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  • 135 of 136 people found this review helpful
    You can cut WAY back on sodium on this recipe if you make your own "taco seasoning." Chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin and maybe a little thyme. Dash or pinch of salt if you wish, but the flavors of the seasonings allow you to skip salt. If you like spicy, add a little hot sauce too. - 1/29/09

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  • 26 of 28 people found this review helpful
    This nutritional information is actually for 3 oz. of chicken. - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    This was great! Very easy. We keep a big jar of taco seasoning on hand, so just used a little, not too salty at all. Used black bean and corn salsa, and just a pinch of shredded 2% mexican cheese on top, and a dollop of fat free sour cream. One of my new favorites for chicken!! - 1/30/09

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  • Very Good
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Instead of Sour Cream I used some Pepper Jack Cheese, tossed it on top when the chicken was just about done and let it melt then put the salsa ontop. To me the salsa is what added the best flavor! Thank you for sharing! - 7/19/09

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  • 13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    YUM!! I make this but change it up a bit by putting it into the crockpot, using chicken breast, a can of chicken broth and taco seasoning.. We serve it with salad or on tacos... So simple! Just shred w/fork and serve with toppings. Thanks for sharing! - 6/24/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    i liked it! and for those who thin the sodium is too high i bought the reduced sodium (its right with all the packs of taco seasonings)...i love how the recipe is simple and easy....i wrapped it in a fat free wrap and added some cooked vegtables (onions,bellpeppers) to it,,,pretty good ! - 2/28/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My family and I thought this was really good!! I used the reduced sodium taco seasoning and I only used 3/4 of it. The chicken was very moist--- Such a tasty dish!! - 12/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I had everything except the taco seasoning, so I just googled a "recipe" to mix my own. I had all the spices. I was only making one serving, so I just put enough in the bag to make sure the chicken was coated well.

    Turned out delicious! Subbed greek yogurt for the sour cream and added cheese. Yum - 6/20/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    great flavor!I have no issue with salt so it was fine for us. I weigh breast before & allow for cook off for my weight of 4 ounces (raw) . I have also made this with pounding the breast & rolling up with fresh salsa & ff cheese, then rolling in the seasons,yummy.But common sense is half of cooking! - 4/25/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made this for dinner this evening and it was really good. We will definately be making this on a regular basis. We had with spainish rice and a salad, but will add a veggie next time we make it. Maybe some corn with blackbeans. - 5/31/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Nice idea, we liked it a lot. We turned it into more of a taco "parm" with salsa though. Sliced the chicken thinner, and made a mixture of low sodium taco seasoning mixed with Panko breadcrumbs, saute' in olive oil. Pop in oven with salsa, added low fat cheese. Never would have thought of this recip - 11/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My boyfriend and I loved this! We added wholegrain rice and guacamole. The small grocery store nearby didn't have low fat/reduced fat sour cream, though. This is awesome; we are definitely going to make it again. :D - 5/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was really good, I cooked for 35 minutes and sprinkled some low fat shredded Mexican cheese. Served it with black beans, corn and rotel....awesome! - 11/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I just joined sparkpeople.com and this was the first recipe I tried it was VERY GOOD!!! I made it with fresh salsa from the deli and served it with brown rice I will make this recipe again!!! - 8/8/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband made this for me for dinner...I had pulled this recipe up on the computer, and offered a different recipe I had printed out as another option for dinner, but he chose this one because of the simplicity...and it was simply delicious! - 6/8/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I placed the chicken on a small roasting pan/rack so it cooked a bit faster and was yummy even for the family member who didn't put salsa OR sour cream on it! Quick and easy stays in my top recipes to make again! :-) - 5/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    EASY! Very good. Got great feedback from the whole family. Thanks! - 1/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe easy to make and tastes great! Served with rice and vegies. - 11/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome even my picky kids liked it. - 3/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe! Definitely a favorite for my DH! - 1/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family thought this dish was AWESOME! Everyone liked it from the toddlers and teenagers to the parents and grandmas! I served with some taco rice and black beans...Yum! - 8/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I hate sour cream so I used pepperjack cheese instead, put directly on the chicken about ten minutes into cooking. I also waited till the breasts were out of the oven before adding the salsa so it would still be nice and cool. Mmmm, was it ever delicious! - 6/17/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this I made it too hot, for me! I added some extra spice so won't do that next time! - 2/24/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, will have this again - 5/19/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    excellent - 5/10/08

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  • I really liked this recipe, but I had to use more than one pack of taco seasoning. - 4/10/14

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  • I made this tonight for the first time. I made it just as the recipe direct, up to the time to put the chicken in the oven. I put a pat of queso fresco on the chicken when it went into the oven, and added the salsa when directed. I didn't use sour cream. This is a simple and delicious recipe. - 3/23/14

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  • Easy to make on Sun and have lunches ready for the week. Tastes awesome! - 1/30/14

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  • Made this recipe tonight!! It turned out extremely well and it's a great recipe for a beginner like myself. All guys could make this!! - 8/29/13

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  • My kids loved it and that's a big deal for me! Very easy to make and will make again! - 8/25/13

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  • easy and tasty - 8/21/13

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  • I was amazed that my son liked this recipe with the salsa. Great with sour cream with black beans. - 5/3/13

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  • I had low expectations due to how ridiculously quick and easy this was to make, but this was DELICIOUS!!! Even my picky sister loved it and wants me to make it again. Very flavorful without being too spicy. Served over Mexican Style Rice with a side of corn for a great combination of tastes. - 4/26/13

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  • ooops! I put the salsa on top before cooking... and I'd do it again!!! It was SO moist and tender, and it saved a step. Hubby said it is his favorite chicken. Used left over on tacos, and gave my hubby a sand. of it sliced w/ mayo, ff ital dress, lettuce and tomato. (left off the onion- working) - 3/2/13

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  • This was great. I put a huge package of chicken breasts in the crockpot and cooked it with the seasoning. Then we shredded it. I purposefully cooked a lot so I could put some of the chicken in the freezer all cooked and seasoned for quick wraps and such later. - 2/25/13

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  • SO good and EASY! Thanks for sharing this! My whole family LOVED it! - 2/11/13

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  • Good stuff. Husband loves it. I make the seasoning myself and spare my arteries some salt. - 12/27/12

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  • Seriously delicious. Like a lot of the others, I make my own taco seasoning. Quick and easy, and now one of my favorite dinners. - 10/19/12

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  • This was grrrrrrrrrrrreat. my family really loved it - 10/14/12

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  • Subsituted Mexican shredded cheese for the sour cream. This is so good I can't believe I made it. - 10/9/12

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  • Absolutely delicious. Make it even healthier by substituting the sour cream for no fat greek yogurt... extra protein too :) - 10/4/12

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  • A very good alternative to the usual plain chicken without adding too many more calories. - 10/2/12

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  • This was super easy to make, and I was able to satisfy my not dieting husband, which can be hard to do! Next time I'll make my own 'taco seasoning', but all in all this is a go to recipe. - 9/22/12

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  • This was so delicious. I picked up a little spicer taco seasoning by accident. Great for me, a little spicey for my mom. Made the Italian vegetable bake and a 3oz baked potato with it. Awesome. Will definately cook again. - 9/19/12

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  • I found a mexican paste that works just as well but without the salt - 9/11/12

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  • Quick and easy with almost no added dishes! I am going to try rubbing the seasoning into the chicken instead of using the bag. I will definitely be having this again. - 9/3/12

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  • I always keep a large jar of this seasoning on hand. Salt is not an issue here so did not have to worry about that. This was a great recipe. There are so many endless possibilities for how it can be changed to make it seem different. Thanks. - 8/6/12

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  • I absolutely LOVED this recipe! My very picky 16 year old ate the chicken without the salsa on top. My 7 year old son loved it with the salsa! I added a few sliced green olives on top of the sour cream and served it on top of a bed of mexican rice. It was delicious! Try it on a salad, too! Mmm! - 7/24/12

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  • Somehow between breaking up a fight between my daughters, aking my 4 neices two by two to the restroom and circling the bakery for cookies I lost the printed recipe at Publix. I recalled only the ingredients, got home and dumped everything minus the sourcream in my crockpot by mistake. EASY&DELISH! - 7/12/12

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  • I didn't care for this at all. :P - 6/21/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm sorry, but since when is it considered worthwhile adding a recipe to a site like this, when that recipe essentially reads: "tear open store-bought seasoning, add to chicken. Bake. Top with store-bought topping"? Read the back of any pre-made, store-bought spice mix for recipes like that! - 5/31/12

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  • This was so good and very moist! I am not a good cook by any means so I didn't know if I should leave the cover on the casserole dish or not. I left it off and it turned out great! I also used only half the package of taco seasoning! - 5/22/12

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  • I thought no way could this be any good because it was just too easy, but it was great. I will definitely make it part of my routine meal plan. I used the low sodium seasoning and the fat free sour cream. Perfect meal for a single person. Yum. - 4/20/12

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  • Quick and tasty - 4/5/12

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  • Very good. I did cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder and cilantro as the seasoning mix. I skipped the sour cream and served it sliced over a tossed salad with salsa on top. - 2/29/12

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  • I think I will try this recipe sounds so delicious and easy.
    Thanks for all the tips - 1/18/12

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  • awesome meal. my whole family can't get enough.
    - 1/14/12

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  • This chicken is absolutely incredible (as I rated it). Such great flavor. I changed NOTHING. After 15 minutes, I added a very tiny amount of water to prevent any burn. My calories are higher tho, I figured 222 calories. Wonder how this would be with fish ????? - 1/13/12

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  • Loved it, very flavorable. I used Perdue Perfect Portion boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4.8 oz. each), and cooked them for 20 minutes. - 1/9/12

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  • So easy and so good! Loved it! - 1/3/12

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  • This recipe was quick and easy to make. Perfect for a busy work night. I used a meat tenderizer to slightly flatten the chicken before the taco mix and added a small amount of cheese and fat free sour cream. I will be making this again. - 12/30/11

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  • Delicioso! I made this tonight, but our oven doesn't work. I had to cook it on the stovetop. Made with some mexican rice, and a bean burrito. - 12/27/11

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  • Fam liked it - 12/2/11

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  • This is the best meal I've ever made, I loved this, my family loved this, and no one could believe it was low fat!! - 11/22/11

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  • Was very good! - 11/13/11

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  • This is awesome! My entire family gobbled it up! It will be made again and again! Thanks for the recipe!
    - 11/2/11

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  • I made one change, instead of just putting the powder on dry I mixed 2 tblsp lime juice with 1/4 cup water and turned the powder into a marinade/sauce. It was delicious, and so juicy it didn't need the salsa added at the end, although the salsa is very tasty =) - 10/25/11

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  • This is a fabulous recipe and so easy to make. It really satisfies your desire for Mexican food without eating badly! - 10/21/11

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  • Very yummy, but a little too spicy. Next time will only use half of the taco seasoning. Used 5 chicken breast that came in my package. Took piece out for son before adding salsa. After done shredded chicken with two forks and used in taco shells topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream. - 10/20/11

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  • Really tasty my son loved it - 10/16/11

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  • This was really delicious. I did change it up a bit though. I put chopped up onions, green pepper, and olive oil in the bag before putting the taco seasoning in. Then after I took it out of the oven, I put a little bit of cheese on the top. I also added black beans with a little bit salt and lime. - 10/4/11

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  • I used Texas Caviar instead of Salsa, it was delicious! I will definitely make this again. The taco seasoning give it great flavor with a little kick. - 10/4/11

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  • Easy & delicious! - 10/3/11

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  • I will definetly try this. I am sick of hum drum chicken! - 9/22/11

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  • Love it. sooooo goood! - 9/22/11

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  • can not wait to try this!!! - 9/5/11

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  • We loved this and we will definitely be having it again. So easy and not very many ingredients plus it cooked fairly fast! - 9/4/11

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  • Very good, easy, and quick. Will make this again!! - 9/3/11

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  • I'm gonna prepare this tomorrow. Quick question first...how do u know how much for oz is without weighing?
    - 9/2/11

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  • Very good, tasty and easy to make. - 9/1/11

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  • Would using Chef Meg's recipe for taco seasoning lower the
    sodium count? - 8/30/11

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  • I love this recipe! It was different and it tasted great without the sour cream. But my favorite part was that it was very easy and quick to prepare. I am definitely keeping this recipe in my recipe book. - 8/15/11

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  • Easy to make and really tasty! - 8/9/11

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  • Easy and Tasty! - 8/7/11

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  • YUM! This is a delicious and EASY recipe! After trying the original once, I made it again but this time I put salsa and freshly sliced tomato on top before baking it. The chicken turned out really moist and flavorful. Great recipe! - 8/6/11

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  • Just one word ~YUMM~ But why stop there? This was more than incredible!! I ate 2 servings... it is sure to become a family favorite. So easy to make, and I had all the ingredients right there at home. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! - 7/29/11

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  • I'm not a very picky eater, but my husband is - especially when it comes to healthy dishes - so I'm constantly searching. This recipe was a winner! So easy & so very good - even my husband thought so! As suggested by another reviewer, I used a black bean & corn salsa instead of the regular. Thanks! - 7/28/11

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  • This recipe was very good. Quick to make and took little prep time. I used low sodium taco seasoning and low fat cream cheese as well as 1/3 less fat cream cheese. - 7/27/11

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  • delicious!!!! - 7/24/11

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  • This is a great recipe. I made my own taco seasoning. I also put chicken broth in the pan while baking. I basted the chicken with the broth and salsa n the pan. The chicken was juicy! I made it with the Mexican Rice recipe. - 7/16/11

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  • Loved it. Very tasty. Definitely making this more often. - 7/2/11

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  • I am going to make this tonight but will use Fage Non-fat Plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream - 7/1/11

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  • super good and super quick and easy!!! - 6/29/11

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  • This tasted great and was super easy. It has the kick my sweetheart loves. I paired it with low fat refried beans and V8 juice to make it a better meal. Thanks for submitting it. - 6/8/11

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  • I loved this recipe, it is so easy to make. I have Celiac Disease and used my own homemade taco seasoning, fantastic! - 6/2/11

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  • Never thought of using taco seasoning this way! A great way to add variety to using chicken. - 5/31/11

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  • I tried this recipe tonight and it was very good, though I had a little variation. At the twenty minute mark, I spread a can's worth of drained, rinsed black bean over the chicken and lightly sprinkled with taco-seasoned cheese. Then, at the 25 minute mark, I added the salsa. It was delish! - 5/11/11

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  • I loved this! EASY, served with brown rice and a salad! GREAT leftovers too :) Used low sodium Taco Seasoning. - 4/26/11

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  • great recipe - 4/25/11

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  • Love this new taste for Chicken breast! - 4/12/11

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