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Chicken Taco Bake

(2 Votes)
Updated May 21, 2017
EDR Chicken Taco Bake
SERVES
6
COOK TIME
35 Min

There's enough of a fiesta in this casserole to excite anyone's taste buds. Our Chicken Taco Bake is a Tex-Mex lovers dream and it's healthier for you too, 'cause it's made with lots of spinach, fresh salsa, and reduced-fat cheese.

What You'll Need:
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 12-ounces) cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh salsa, divided
  • 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat, shredded Mexican blend cheese
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8- x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken, pepper, onion, and garlic and cook 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in spinach, chili powder, and cumin.
  3. Evenly spread 1/2 cup of salsa in bottom of baking dish. Top with half of the tortilla pieces and half of the chicken mixture. Spoon 1/2 cup of salsa over the chicken. Repeat layers with tortilla pieces, chicken mixture, and salsa. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, uncover, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes more, or until cheese is melted and hot in center.
Notes

Add a pop of color and taste by garnishing with some chopped cilantro and avocado slices!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 188
  • Calories from Fat 53
  • Total Fat 5.9g 9 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.7g 9 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 18g 36 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 41mg 14 %
  • Sodium 333mg 14 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 14g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13 %
  • Sugars 3.9g 0 %

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Shouldn't the chicken breasts be cut up into pieces?

Yes, they should be cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Enjoy!

This is sooooo good! I used cooked, shredded chicken, so altered the cooking instructions a bit. I thought it might be a bit dry, but it wasn't. Highly recommend!

This a great dish. We love Tex-Mex, and it' is a welcome alternative to tacos burritos.

can you use fresh spinach?

Yes, you can use fresh spinach in place of the frozen spinach. Enjoy!

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