Southwestern Baked Chicken

This Southwestern Baked Chicken is a delicious and healthy dinner recipe. It is easy to make-ahead so that dinner is ready to pop in the oven at the end of a busy day.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 389 kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes sliced thin
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 6 cloves garlic sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeño sliced thin
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. In a small bowl, mix together onion powder, chili powder, smoked paprika and sea salt.
  3. Place chicken in a baking dish and brush with olive oil. Sprinkled evenly with spice mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and top with tomatoes, onion, garlic and jalapeño.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, until cooked through.
  6. Squeeze lime juice over chicken and garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions.
Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Baked Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 989mg 41%
Potassium 1062mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 54g 108%
Vitamin A 24.5%
Vitamin C 26.5%
Calcium 18.4%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.