Crazy Good Southwestern Spiced Chicken with Cheese and Tomatoes

May 26, 2016

Everyone loves a good 20 minute chicken recipe.  Southwestern spiced chicken with cheese and tomatoes is a quick and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will absolutely love.  Chicken tenders are coated in a zesty spice blend and baked with fire roasted tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.  You can serve this meal along side a bowl of cowboy beans and grilled vegetables.  You'll definitely want to keep this chicken recipe in your recipe box.

Southwestern Spiced Chicken with Cheese and Tomatoes


1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders
1 tbsp steak grill seasoning
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 14.5 diced fire roasted tomatoes, drained
8-12 slices mozzarella cheese


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: In a small bowl, combine the grill seasoning, cumin and chili powder and stir until spices are incorporated.  Generously coat the chicken tenders with the spice blend.  Set aside.

Step 3: Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.  Place the chicken tenders in the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.  Transfer the tenders to baking dish.  Top each tender with a few diced tomatoes and a slice of cheese.  Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.  Serve hot 


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