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Southwestern Baked Chicken

This Southwestern Baked Chicken is a delicious and wholesome 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
Keyword make ahead, Southwestern, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 389kcal


  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ½ 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


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • In a small bowl, mix together onion powder, chili powder, smoked paprika and sea salt.
  • Place chicken in a baking dish and brush with olive oil. Sprinkled evenly with spice mixture.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and top with tomatoes, onion, garlic and jalapeño.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Squeeze lime juice over chicken and garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 1062mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 21.9mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 1.5mg