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Chicken Cotija Recipe
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Chicken Cotija

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"A Mexican spin on Chicken Parmesan!"

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a glass baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat; brown chicken on both sides. Place chicken in prepared baking dish. Mix together the tomato sauce and taco seasoning in a small bowl. Pour over chicken breasts. Sprinkle cheeses evenly over top.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until chicken has fully cooked and cheese has browned, 20 to 30 minutes.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 40 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins

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Jan 30, 2007

Absolutely great! We like moist chicken and this one is! And the taste is not like any other chicken I've ever had.....very good. Thanks.

Jan 04, 2010

Did not have any cotija cheese, so substituted a hard dry cheese that I had on hand. Forgot to put the shredded monterey jack on and it was still very good. Will keep in my favorites file!


10 Ratings

Feb 23, 2011

4.5 Stars: This was different and very good. I served with the broken pasta found in the Hispanic section. My husband suggested a rice/pasta mix for a little more texture. All in all, a surprisingly good (and easy) dish.

Jun 05, 2011

Easy to put together and really delicious! Chicken was moist and flavorful. Used reduced sodium taco seasoning. Served with Spanish Rice recipe from this site.

Mar 26, 2012

Made this the other night for my husband and one of his friends...all I can say is completely clean plates! :) All they could talk about was how good the cotija cheese was in this dish. I'm so glad I took the time to seach it out in the grocery store. Thanks for a delicious recipe!

Sep 20, 2011

I liked it. Something different to do with chicken. I also added a few dashes of hot sauce (Tapitio) to the tomato sauce for a bit more flavor. Also added garlic powder to the chicken while browning on top of the stove. Fast and easy.

Sep 13, 2013

So easy. This doesn't mean it isn't tasty tho!!! I have made this multiple times and find it divine. Just don't go overboard with cheese. Also I love this with Mexican Rice :)

Sep 21, 2012

4.8 stars. This recipe is so simple to make, yet the flavors are just so strong and quite satisfying. I saved the sauce to make quesadillas later. This is restaurant quality.


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 35.7 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 1524 mg
  • 61%

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

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