One Dish Baked Salsa Chicken Casserole

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One Dish Baked Salsa Chicken Casserole is perfect for busy week nights or any night that you want a quick and easy dinner that’s full of flavor!

One Dish Baked Salsa Chicken Casserole is perfect for busy week nights or any night that you want a quick and easy dinner that's full of flavor! | Persnickety Plates

Did you have a good weekend? We just got back from summer vacation. We went to South Haven, MI and it was gorgeous. The perfect mix (to me) of “up north”, quiet beach town and city (plenty of shopping and food within minutes). It was our first vacation and road trip with Julia but she did really well and we had a great time.

ONE DISH BAKED SALSA CHICKEN CASSEROLE

I can’t believe that Labor Day is this weekend and summer will officially be over. All my friends with older kids will be (or already are) back to the hustle bustle of school days.

One Dish Baked Salsa Chicken Casserole is perfect for busy week nights or any night that you want a quick and easy dinner that's full of flavor! | Persnickety Plates

Julia isn’t in school yet but our evenings¬†are constantly hectic and I’m always trying to think of¬†quick and easy dinner ideas. I make a really easy slow cooker salsa chicken but sometimes, I forgot to set the slow cooker so this One Dish Baked Salsa Chicken Casserole is perfect.

One Dish Baked Salsa Chicken Casserole is perfect for busy week nights or any night that you want a quick and easy dinner that's full of flavor! | Persnickety PlatesMcCormick has a new line of organic, non-GMO, seasoning mixes that help make flavorful dinners that you can feel good about. There is Brown Gravy Mix, Chili Seasoning Mix, Fajita Seasoning Mix, and the Taco Seasoning Mix, which I used in this dish.

One Dish Baked Salsa Chicken Casserole is perfect for busy week nights or any night that you want a quick and easy dinner that's full of flavor! | Persnickety Plates

One Dish Baked Salsa Chicken Casserole
 
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One Dish Baked Salsa Chicken Casserole is perfect for busy week nights or any night that you want a quick and easy dinner that's full of flavor!
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed & butterflied
  • ¾ cup uncooked rice
  • 1¾ cup water
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 Tb butter, melted
  • 1 packet McCormick Organic Taco Seasoning Mix, divided
  • ~1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pour the uncooked rice, melted butter, water, and 1 teaspoon of the taco seasoning into a 9 x 13 baking dish. Stir to combine.
  3. Place the butterflied chicken breasts and remaining taco seasoning into a large zip top bag and shake to fully coat.
  4. Lay the seasoned chicken breasts on top of the rice and pour salsa over the top.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese, cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked through.
  6. Stir rice then serve.

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