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Shredded salsa baked chicken thighs meal prepped and ready for the week.

Simple Baked Salsa Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Danielle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Simple Baked Salsa Chicken Thighs make the juiciest shredded chicken that’s the best for tacos, burritos, and salads. It’s a perfect recipe to prep ahead for super quick dinners during the week!


Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1 + 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salsa

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Place chicken thighs in a 9×13 casserole dish and drizzle with oil. Add cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Use tongs to coat all the chicken in oil and seasonings and then arrange the chicken thighs in one flat layer. Spoon salsa over the chicken and spread the salsa to cover all the chicken completely.
  2. Bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F.
  3. Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest, covered, for about 10 minutes, and then shred the chicken using two forks. Use in tacos, burritos, salads, and more. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Notes

Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: about 4 ounces
  • Calories: 158
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 22g
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