Saturday, April 12, 2014

Santa Fe Baked Chicken with Mexican Street Corn Salad

Since we have made chicken are main source of meat,
I am always looking for ways to prepare the average chicken breast.

I came across this recipe a few weeks ago.
It is simple to prepare.
But mainly the pipeliner approved.
This one will go in the recipe box.

Santa Fe Baked Chicken

2 boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup tortilla crumbs
1 cup salsa
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

Pre-heat oven to 400.
Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment for easier cleanup.

To make the tortilla crumbs, just add them to your food processor and give them a quick whirl.

Pound out the chicken breasts between 2 pieces of Saran Wrap until they are a thin even thickness.  If very large cut them in half.

Working one at a time, coat each chicken lightly with the mayo, then the tortilla crumbs, patting them on with your hands if needed.

I cooked my chicken breast on a wire rack.
I think they cook more evenly this way.

Bake about 20 minutes or until chicken is throughly cooked to an internal temperature of 165F.-170F.

Remove pan from the oven and top each piece of chicken with 1/3 cups salsa topped with 1/3 cup of your cheese.

Put back in the oven for about 5 more minutes until the cheese has melted.

While the chicken baked I made one of our favorite recipes.

Mexican Street Corn Salad.

2 tbsp vegetable oil
12 oz. bag of frozen corn slightly thawed
salt to taste
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 ounces cojito cheese finely crumbled
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lime juiced
chili powder to taste

Heat oil in large skillet over high heat.
Add the the corn kernels and salt, stir until combined.
Let cook for about 2 minutes or until the kernels are slightly charred on one side.
Stir corn and repeat.

Mix the rest of the ingredients together.

When your corn is done transfer to a large bowl.
Add the mayo mixture and stir well.

This dish really reminds me of the wonderful corn on the cob we grill in the summer!

Dinner is served!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Sounds delicious! I need new ways to fix chicken too!

    1. Ugh, I run out if ideas for chicken all the time! But now I can get my grill going. Nothing like BBQ chicken from the grill!

  2. The corn salad looks like a quick and delicious side dish. I very rarely work with raw chicken anymore. It icks me out a bit. So I am always looking for ways to use a rotisserie chicken from costco. Hope you are having a good day.

    1. We have a rotisserie at home and I make a lot of chicken on that too!! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. You are awesome!!!!! Seriously! This looks outstanding and when I get home and im not on my phone I will be pinning this pronto!!!!! Thank you!!! Hope you are well friend! Nicole xo

    1. Thanks Nicole!! Have a great Sunday!

  4. This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing. I've tried a few of your recipes and they've all been delish!

    1. Glad you liked the things I have posted! :)

  5. This looks wonderful!!! Can't wait to try both for supper one night this week!!! Thanks Liz!!!

    1. Its was good, and easy to make, which is always the best!

  6. I think my hubby would like this too. Thanks!

    1. Thankfully my hubby did! He can be so picky at times! lol...