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Baked Picante Chicken

  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 214 1 serving

Spicy south-of-the-border flavors are featured when chicken breasts are baked in a picante sauce and topped with crunchy tortilla chips and melted Cheddar cheese.


  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 6 breast halves)
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1/4 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)


  • Step 1

    Place the chicken into a 3-quart shallow baking dish. Pour the picante sauce over the chicken.

  • Step 2

    Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Step 3

    Stir the sauce in the dish and spoon over the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with the tortilla chips and cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted.


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  • Easy but bland

    August 26, 2014

    This recipe was very easy to make and quick. But I found it to be somewhat bland. I was expecting more kick.

  • Will try again

    June 3, 2014

    This looked great to me, so I made it, but only one serving, for my husband. He was not crazy about it, but I think it's because he isn't into "spicy" and I used medium salsa. Will try again with mild or maybe mango salsa. And next time I'll make two servings so I can try it also.

  • So quick and amazingly awesome!

    April 10, 2013

    I think the sauce gave it enough flavor for me and my husband. He wanted a little more crushed tortilla chips so he did that on his own. We both didn't want the dish to end!! The longest part was waiting for the oven to preheat- this was so easy.

  • Baked Picante Chicken

    January 2, 2012

    After reading other reviews, I decided to season my chicken prior to baking. I used paprika, seasoned pepper and a dash of salt and it was great! My husband liked it and it was easy to prepare on a time crunch. I also think serving mexican rice and beans makes it a meal complete

  • Baked Picante Chicken

    April 26, 2011

    Too hot! Didn't like picante sauce flavor or chunks in it.

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    Calories 214
    Total Fat 6 g
    Sat. Fat 2.4 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 92 mg
    Sodium 714 mg
    Total Carb 7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugar 2 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 27 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 6 %DV
    Iron 0 %DV
    Potassium 8 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.