Baked Chicken with Salsa and Sour Cream Recipe -
Baked Chicken with Salsa and Sour Cream Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Baked Chicken with Salsa and Sour Cream

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"Super quick easy chicken recipe that is sure to please the whole family."

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Original recipe makes 4 chicken breast halves Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Put chicken and taco seasoning in a resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and shake to coat chicken in taco seasoning. Arrange seasoned chicken in a baking dish.
  3. Stir sour cream and salsa together in a bowl; spoon over the chicken breasts.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the chicken breasts and continue cooking until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2013

This is one of my most favorite ways to make chicken. I use a homemade taco seasoning mix and serve this with spanish rice and homemade refried beans. This also excellent filling for tortillas. When I make this, I ALWAYS double it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2013

This was a very quick and easy recipe to put together which was a plus on a busy week night. My family did not care for the texture of the sauce though because cooking the sour cream in the sauce caused the sour cream to "break". We much prefer the "salsa chicken" on this site. I prepare it the same way as this recipe to completely coat the chicken in the taco seasoning. We just dollop some sour cream on top of the salsa chicken when it has cooked. You get the same flavor profile as this chicken without having the dairy separate in the sauce.


9 Ratings

May 21, 2013

the chicken was moist but that is the only thing going for it. To begin with it needed at least another ten to fifteen minutes. The cheese didn't combine with it well. The salsa and sour cream didn't mix well and it just didn't work well. I made exactly as stated and I don't think I will even try to make it any better, just try another recipe

Feb 01, 2013

This recipe has become a staple in my house, I don't even follow the recipe, but make from memory because it is that easy and forgiving, and I often make my own taco seasoning. Both my 5 yr old and 2 year old sons eat this right up. I pair it with homemade Spanish Rice mixed with some vegetables and dinner is made easy.

Feb 07, 2015

My family loved this. Like others, I made my own taco seasoning. Served it with Spanish rice and it was a hit. I did have to cook it 10 minutes longer than stated but my chicken was still slightly frozen. Great recipe.

Feb 03, 2015

We really enjoyed this. It was quick and easy. It did take a little longer to cook - about 45 min.

Sep 14, 2014

My husband made this recipe tonight, and it was wonderful! He's not an experienced cook, but the recipe was very straightforward and simple, and it turned out great. He substituted plain non-fat greek yogurt for the sour cream, which was just as good, and used black bean and corn salsa. I am going to make this many, many times!


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  • Calories
  • 404 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 1167 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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