Mexican Chicken Bake Tips
How can you make Mexican chicken bake your own?
The beauty of this dish is that you can use it as an excuse to clean out your pantry, or to play with different ingredients and spices. Black beans, corn and tomatoes would all make great additions to Mexican chicken bake, as would a dash of cumin or chili powder for a nice kick. Fresh cilantro and a dollop of sour cream (or the perfect sour cream substitute
, plain Greek yogurt) would make great garnishes at the end!
Can you put raw chicken in Mexican chicken bake?
If you’re short on time or are simply looking for a convenient option, we would suggest using shredded rotisserie chicken before using raw chicken (if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even make your own homemade rotisserie chicken
!). However, you can use cubed raw chicken breast or chicken thighs if it’s all you have—just bear in mind that raw chicken will take longer to cook. Make sure that the dish cooks until it reaches 160°F.
How do you store Mexican chicken bake?
If you plan on making Mexican chicken bake ahead of time, this dish can safely be kept for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Place leftovers in a well-sealed container, and if you plan on freezing them, we suggest portioning them out into single serving containers for easy thawing and reheating. If you liked this recipe, try this burrito bake
next.—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1 cup: 401 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.