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Crispy Santa Fe Chicken

 
One serving costs about $1.94

$1.94 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

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spoonacular Score:48%

Spoonacular Score: 48%

 

Crispy Santa Fe Chicken takes roughly around 45 minutes from beginning to end. One portion of this dish contains roughly 34g of protein, 19g of fat, and a total of 352 calories. For $1.94 per serving, this recipe covers 19% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 4. A mixture of chicken breasts, egg, butter, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. It is brought to you by Foodista. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 48%, which is good. Similar recipes include Crispy Santa Fe Chicken, Santa Fe NM: Jalapeno Margarita {} & Hotel Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Chicken.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  chicken breasts
chicken breasts
1
1  egg
egg
12
12  saltines
saltines
1 cup
1 cup salsa
salsa
1 cup
1 cup shredded mexican cheese blend
shredded mexican cheese blend
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps butter
butter
2  chicken breasts
2
chicken breasts
1  egg
1
egg
12  saltines
12
saltines
1 cup salsa
1 cup
salsa
1 cup shredded mexican cheese blend
1 cup
shredded mexican cheese blend
2 Tbsps butter
2 Tbsps
butter

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven


Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Dip chicken in egg then in cracker crumbs, turning to evenly coat both sides of each piece. Pressing coating into chicken. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; drizzle with butter. Bake 20 min. or until chicken is done (internal temperature should be 165F). Top with salsa and cheese; bake 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.94
Ingredient
2 chicken breasts
1 egg
12 saltines
1 cup salsa
1 cup shredded mexican cheese blend
2 tablespoons butter
Price
$4.01
$0.24
$0.27
$1.02
$1.98
$0.24
$7.76

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're worried about cholesterol and heart disease, you may have heard you should limit your egg consumption to one egg per day or eat only egg whites. However, new research suggests you might go ahead and eat your whole eggs. It turns out egg yolk contains valuable nutrients (the cartenoids that make it yellow are great for eye health, folic acid is great for brain health, and it has vitamins A, E, D, and K) and dietary cholesterol seems to have little influence on blood cholesterol levels.

  • Believe it or not, some sources say you can substitute avocado puree for butter when making brownies. Try it and let us know how it turns out!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

  • Choose free range or organic eggs whenever possible! Even though they are more expensive, eggs are generally cheap to begin with, and eggs from cage-free chickens are worth the extra cost.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
351 Calories
33g Protein
18g Total Fat
11g Carbs
12% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
351
18%

Fat
18g
29%

  Saturated Fat
9g
60%

Carbohydrates
11g
4%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
154mg
52%

Sodium
941mg
41%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
33g
68%

Vitamin B3
13mg
65%

Selenium
44µg
64%

Vitamin B6
1mg
50%

Phosphorus
415mg
42%

Calcium
219mg
22%

Vitamin B5
2mg
20%

Potassium
658mg
19%

Vitamin B2
0.31mg
18%

Vitamin A
764IU
15%

Magnesium
49mg
12%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Vitamin B12
0.69µg
11%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
11%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Manganese
0.18mg
9%

Iron
1mg
8%

Folate
28µg
7%

Fiber
1g
6%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Copper
0.1mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.58µg
4%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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