Cheesy Salsa Chicken

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 8 medium boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • cups sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded low fat Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 medium limes cut into wedges


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large baking dish, stir together butter and lime juice.
  • Season chicken on both sides with the salt and pepper then arrange in a single layer in the baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until juices run clear.
  • Remove chicken from the oven. Sprinkle with cheese, cilantro and salsa then return to the oven and bake for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Serve chicken with lime wedges.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: A big green salad and Mexi-Cauli Rice (process cauliflower in a blender or food processor till it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” till tender; toss with salt, pepper, chili powder, chopped green onions, and chopped cilantro).
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure salsa is gluten-free.
NUTRITION: 40 Calories; 3g Fat (56.6% calories from fat); trace Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 8mg Cholesterol; 54mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat.
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