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Baked Chicken with Ranchero Sauce
Baked Chicken with Ranchero Sauce

A baked chicken recipe featuring chicken, quick and easy ranchero sauce, and cheese.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Baked Chicken, Ranchero Sauce
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 747 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil, separated
  • 2 tablespoons TAK's Tex-Mex Spice Blend or taco seasoning
  • 2 - 3 cups Easy Ranchero Sauce or store-bought ranchero sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup freshly grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro optional
  • 1 avocado sliced, for serving (if desired)
  • 12 flour or corn tortillas for serving if desired
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° and have ready a 9x13" baking dish. 

  2. On a large work surface, pat the chicken dry, drizzle with 1 tablespoon Canola oil and sprinkle with Tex-Mex seasoning. Rub all over to evenly adhere to both sides of the chicken breasts. 

  3. Add 2 tablespoons of Canola oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, sear the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side, taking care not to overcrowd the pan. Transfer seared chicken to a large plate and set aside until ready to use.

  4. Add 1 cup of Easy Ranchero Sauce to the bottom of the casserole dish. Nestle the chicken into the sauce. Ladle a generous spoonful of ranchero sauce over each breast, and top with Monterey Jack cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. 

  5. Carefully remove the aluminum foil and continue to bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cilantro, if desired. Allow to cool slightly and serve alongside sliced avocados and warm flour or corn tortillas. Enjoy. 

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken with Ranchero Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 747 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 529mg23%
Potassium 1352mg39%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 64g128%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 515mg52%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.