This Super Easy Spicy Baked Chicken recipe makes a delicious main course! This chicken dish has a creamy, but spicy sauce that can be enjoyed by people on low-carb, ketogenic, lc/hf, Atkins, diabetic, gluten-free, grain free, and Banting diets. 

This Super Easy Spicy Baked Chicken recipe makes a delicious main course! This chicken dish has a creamy, but spicy sauce that can be enjoyed by people on low-carb, ketogenic, lc/hf, Atkins, diabetic, gluten-free, grain free, and Banting diets.

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Okay, so I think this dish might take first place for the easiest dish on the blog. However, just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean it isn’t good! It’s definitely in contention for being one of the tastiest recipes on the blog as well! My family loves this chicken so much that sometimes I think an actual battle may occur over the last piece on the platter. 

Yes, this dish is easy. It only takes about 5 minutes to get into the oven. There is no cutting, slicing, dicing, peeling, chopping, or mincing veggies. No need to get out that cutting board and knife! Just melt together some cream cheese and salsa, pour it over the chicken breasts, and pop it in the oven. Seriously, anyone can make this and have it turn out amazing. 

This dish was inspired by a dip I used to make in the old days, before I ate low-carb. I made this dip by melting some soft processed cheese and stirring it together with salsa. We scooped it up with corn chips (I know, I know, but I was young and stupid at the time). It was tasty, but I no longer eat processed cheese or corn chips. I do still love the idea of combining cheese with salsa to make something amazing, so I developed this recipe.

This Super Easy Spicy Baked Chicken recipe makes a delicious main course! This chicken dish has a creamy, but spicy sauce that can be enjoyed by people on low-carb, ketogenic, lc/hf, Atkins, diabetic, gluten-free, grain free, and Banting diets.

This recipe uses pre-made salsa as an ingredient. You could make your own, but that will mean you need to get out the cutting board and that takes away from the ease of making this dish.

I used a medium heat tomato-based salsa found in the refrigerated section of Trader Joes. Any salsa will do, but be sure to check the carb content as some salsas can be fairly high in carbs. If you love hot and spicy food, go for it and use a hot and spicy salsa. Each type of salsa will change the flavor of the finished recipe, so use one you love so you love this recipe as well! 

This Super Easy Spicy Baked Chicken makes an easy, but delicious meal everyone will love. No one will guess you only spent 5 minutes to get it in the oven. Looking for more super easy recipes? Check out our Paleo Slow-Cooker Pork Roast and our Paleo Three Ingredient Roast Chicken recipes.  Enjoy!

-Annissa

This Super Easy Spicy Baked Chicken recipe makes a delicious main course! This chicken dish has a creamy, but spicy sauce that can be enjoyed by people on low-carb, ketogenic, lc/hf, Atkins, diabetic, gluten-free, grain free, and Banting diets.
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Super Easy Spicy Baked Chicken

This Super Easy Spicy Baked Chicken recipe makes a delicious main course! This chicken dish has a creamy, but spicy sauce that can be enjoyed by people on low-carb, ketogenic, lc/hf, Atkins, diabetic, gluten-free, grain free, and Banting diets. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, low-carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 3
Author Annissa Slusher

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup salsa (I used medium, but mild or spicy would work too, depending on your taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon parsley finely chopped, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.

  2. Place cream cheese and salsa in a small, heavy-weight saucepan. Place over low heat and cook, stirring frequently, until cream cheese melts and combines with the salsa. Stir in sea salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

  3. Arrange chicken breasts in a baking dish. Pour prepared cream cheese sauce overtop, covering the breasts. 

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until center of chicken breasts reach 180º Fahrenheit. Remove from oven and sprinkle with parsley, if desired, before serving.

Recipe Notes

Per serving:

Calories: 291

Total fat (g): 17

Carbs (g): 4

Fiber (g): 1

Protein (g) 34

Net carbs (g): 3