Monday, August 26, 2013

Easy and Delicious 20 Minute Chicken

Happy Monday y'all (at least, as happy as Monday can be)!  I'm not going to lie, going back to work these past two weeks has kicked my butt!  I'm tired, grumpy, and definitely not eating very well.  I'm trying to eat less fast/frozen food and do more cooking, but dinner times can be hard with all of our afterschool stuff we have going on (the downfall of having a drama teacher and band director marriage).  Luckily, I have recipes like this one that make dinner feel a little bit less like a chore!  Here are the steps!

1.  Gather ingredients.  You need chicken breasts, salsa, and shredded cheese.  Tortillas make a nice complement, but they are optional. That's it!

2.  Preheat your over to 400 degrees.  Place defrosted chicken breasts in a glass pan and cover with the salsa.  Be generous with your salsa distribution!

3.  Bake for about 18 minutes.  Then place shredded cheese on top of the chicken and salsa.

4.  Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted and the chicken is thoroughly cooked (use a meat thermometer if you have one!).  And that's it!  The chicken is good by itself, or you can cut it up and wrap it in some tortillas, whichever you prefer!

The salsa makes the chicken super moist and flavorful, and of course, you can never go wrong with a dish topped with melted cheese!  After twenty minutes, you have a tasty home-cooked meal!  Bon appetit!

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