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Crispy Santa Fe Chicken

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4 servings

This chicken breast dish boasts four kinds of melty cheese, salsa and a perfectly crispy crust, thanks to crushed crackers.

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  • Heat oven to 425ºF.
  • Dip chicken in egg then in cracker crumbs, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast with each ingredient.
  • Place in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; drizzle with butter.
  • Bake 20 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF). Top with salsa and cheese; bake 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

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Serving Suggestion

Serve this tasty chicken dish with hot cooked rice, and a crisp green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 370
Total fat 19g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 150mg
Sodium 810mg
Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 34g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from This recipe was so good and so easy. This recipe was so good and so easy. I mixed some seasoned salt in with a cracker crumbs (the go to seasoning for us when just a little something is needed) because I thought just the plain crumbs would be too plain. The crumbs absorb a LOT of moisture from the salsa just for the 5 minutes it's on the chicken in the oven but then they absorb the salsa flavor, too. I will definitely be making this again. While the top of the chicken was a little soggy from the salsa, the bottom was nice and crunchy and it had just a really nice flavor.
Date published: 2012-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was sooo easy and really good! This was sooo easy and really good! Also, I already had all the ingredients, which made this a super cheap choice for supper! My husband said he really liked it but to leave the cheese off next time. This will be replacing "Chicken Nacho Bake" for us, because the toppings always fall off when I make that, and this really is the same flavors. Added bonus: I got to use my new food processor to crush the crackers! :)
Date published: 2012-09-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My boyfriend and I enjoyed this recipe. My boyfriend and I enjoyed this recipe. Instead of salsa, I used just less than one can of Rotel. The chicken was a bit blander than I would've liked, but I anticipated that. We added some extra salsa/Rotel to our plates to give it some more flavor while we were eating. My boyfriend liked it and asked for it again so I will probably slip it into the rotation from time to time.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick tasty and easy, so much so it's going to be a go to recipe when I'm pinched for time. Quick tasty and easy, so much so it's going to be a go to recipe when I'm pinched for time. Instead of saltines I used crushed spicy Doritos and a hot salsa with a little Siracha added to it. For the cheese I used Pepper Jack which is our favorite. While it baked I made Mexican rice and corn with diced onions and serrano peppers as side dishes.
Date published: 2012-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family and I love this recipe! My family and I love this recipe! I don't add the salsa to the chicken while I'm cooking it but whoever wants it on theirs can add it on. I have noticed it can take longer then 25 mins to make but it depends on how big the chicken halves you use are. For the portion sizes we use it just takes 25 like the recipe says.
Date published: 2010-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Beautiful! I used a mild salsa, taco seasoning and salt in the cracker crumbs, cut out all the butter (I used a spray ligt olive oil to prepare the dish) and only used 2/3 cup of the cheese. When I served it, I sprinkled a few black olives and jalapenos on top and it was a hit! I will definetly make this again!
Date published: 2012-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This chicken was amazing! This chicken was amazing!! I did not have saltines in the house, so I used an Original shake and bake instead of the crackers and butter, but followed directions otherwise. The chicken was moist and sooo tender, even my VERY fussy son loved it and had seconds.
Date published: 2012-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very good dish. A very good dish. My crumbs saltines didn't brown at all in the oven, maybe because they where fat free? Anyway the chicken was perfectly cooked and my kids loved it. I made fajitas with the leftover chicken....delicious. I served it with rice and broccoli.
Date published: 2014-08-11
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