Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chicken Taco Bake

I wish I could take credit for this dish but sadly I cannot. In fact this is a recipe that has been the height of topic on the Weight Watcher forums for many weeks now. One of the members, Lisa, shared her recipe with the boards many weeks ago and I have lost count on how many people were having it for dinner since that day. To be totally honest I have to thank Lisa for posting this recipe for us to try.

We have had this dish a few times now and it is a definite winner for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The best thing about this dish is it only has 3 ingredients and they are normally on hand in any kitchen. We served this with Mexican Style Rice but its great with mashed potatoes also.

The outcome flavour wise is amazing and it will make you want to cook this dish over and over.

Chicken Taco Bake

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 6.5

cooking spray
8 chicken cutlets or thigh fillets (1kgs, skin and fat removed
1 jar (375gram) tomato salsa
80 grams reduced fat grated tasty cheese

Preheat an oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Place chicken in a single layer in the casserole dish and cover with salsa. Cook for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven and cook for a further 10 - 15 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Note: If you omit the cheese the points value is 5 per serve.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)


Chef E said...

Man this looks good! I have not made anything like this since my kids were young, gotta make it again!

Adalita said...

I had this last night with a salad awesome. The chicken was cooked perfectly! Love that it is WW friendly!