Santa Fe Chicken

This Santa Fe Chicken is an easy, weeknight dinner that is naturally gluten free and healthy! This will please even the pickiest of eaters!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken recipes, gluten free recipes chicken, Mexican recipes chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 365 kcal
Author Taylor


  • 1 Lb Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 small breasts)
  • 2 tsp Taco seasoning, of choice
  • Salt
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar cheese, grated

For the salsa

  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Corn kernels, thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Tomato, diced
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Avocado, cubed
  • 3 Tbsp Cilantro, minced
  • Juice of half a lime, + additional for serving
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and flatten with a meat mallet or rolling pin. Season with the taco seasoning and a pinch of salt.

  3. Heat the oil up in a large, oven-safe pan on medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breast until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

  4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Then, sprinkle the cheese on top and bake until melted and an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees F inside the chicken, about another 3-5 minutes.

  5. Mix all the salsa ingredients together and season to taste with salt.

  6. Serve over the chicken and garnish with more lime if desired