Pico de Gallo Baked Chicken

19 Dec
Pico de Gallo Baked Chicken

Pico de Gallo Baked Chicken

This was hands down my best new baked chicken dish โ€” EVER! I was so absolutely nervous to feed this to my family but we all were shocked by how good this was. I was chagrined I took the time to reduce the sauce after it came out of the oven as I thought it came out too soupy, but then we were all clambering to add more sauce to our plates to sop up with the thick, crusty bread. Reducing the sauce is not necessary, so I skipped that step in the instructions. You won’t be disappointed.

Now, how to shock and amaze your taste buds:

Pico de Gallo Baked Chicken
Adapted from pico de gallo oven chicken @allyskitchen.com

1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
Ground pepper and sea salt or Mrs. Dash, to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1/4 cup white wine
3/4 cup homemade or low sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup pico de gallo mild salsa (I used Trader Joe’s)
1/4 teaspoon dried red chile flakes
3 cloves garlic, peeled and whole
1 tablespoon capers
1/2 large lemon, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add the chicken breasts to a large bowl and sprinkle with the pepper, salt or Mrs. Dash, and flour. Toss to coat.

Browned Chicken Pieces

Browned Chicken Pieces

In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the oil and brown the chicken on each side. Transfer the chicken to an oven-proof lidded casserole dish.

Deglaze the skillet with the wine then pour over the chicken. Add the chicken broth, pico de gallo, chile flakes, garlic, and top with the lemon slices and capers.

Pico de Gallo Chicken Ready to Bake

Pico de Gallo Chicken Ready to Bake

Cover with foil then top with the lid. Bake for 50 minutes, then remove to the stove top and let sit for about 15 minutes without taking off the lid. When ready, remove lid and serve with thick, hot crusty bread for sopping up the juices.

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31 Responses to “Pico de Gallo Baked Chicken”

  1. Adam J. Holland December 19, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    Absolutely beautiful!

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  2. Gerlinde December 19, 2015 at 11:25 am #

    Kathryn, this baked chicken looks fantastic and I will make it after the holidays. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, keep those recipes coming!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger December 19, 2015 at 11:42 am #

      Thank you so much Gerlinde, and Merry Christmas to you and yours! I’ll keep posting as long as I keep finding more yummy things to make. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Lynz Real Cooking December 19, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    this is so delicious! I love the ingredients and it is my kind of recipe! My family would love it!

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  4. teagan geneviene December 19, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    Ummm this really has my mouth watering. (Do I say that too often? But it’s true.) It’s a feast for the eyes too. It looks and sounds so hearty, warming… perfect for this weather.
    I think dinner might be early here, because this made me hungry! ๐Ÿ˜€ Mega hugs!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger December 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

      Thank you again so much Teagan. We liked this so much I think I’m going to make it again this weekend! Mega hugs back at you!

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      • teagan geneviene December 19, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

        LOL, lucky for you that I’m on the opposite coats! I might be knocking on your door at dinnertime! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • anotherfoodieblogger December 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

        And you would be welcome at any time! xoxo

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  5. chef mimi December 20, 2015 at 5:04 am #

    Sounds wonderful and spicy!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Michelle Williams December 20, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    This looks outstanding. Why were you afraid to serve it to your family? Another great recipe. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger December 20, 2015 at 10:03 am #

      Because more often than not they don’t like my “first attempt” dinners! Thank you Michelle! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Karen December 20, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    Everโ€ฆnow that is some endorsement for a good recipe. It sounds great.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. anyone4curryandotherthings December 20, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

    Kathryn – just to wish you and your loved ones a very and peaceful Merry Christmas. Look forward to any more of your delicious recipes. Carina

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  9. ChgoJohn December 22, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    This really does sound good and so easy to prepare, too. This will be on my dinner table, no doubt about it. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope your Christmas is merry and the New Year happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Marisa's Italian Kitchen December 23, 2015 at 6:56 am #

    Really looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser December 23, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    Hi K-great to meet you through Lynz! I would like to invite you to check out a fairly new site I started for Food Bloggers. Check out (when you have a minute or two) https://wegrazetogether.wordpress.com or you can thread through my main web https:clwiser.wordpress.com to the “Participating Food Blogs” Post. Easy concept directly linking to your blog. Love to have you join us! Happy Holidays. Cheryl

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  12. Jasmine S. December 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    This looks so delicious! The chicken looks so moist!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger December 23, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

      Thank you Jasmine, it was! We liked it so much I made it again less than a week later, but put it over angel hair instead of brown rice. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  13. MealsWithMel January 8, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    Oh Yum!! This looks wonderful Kathryn ๐Ÿ™‚ So many different layers of flavor!! Plus dish that call for hot crusty bread for soaking up a delicious sauce is always a winner!!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. weebluemixer February 18, 2016 at 2:36 am #

    Looks lovely and is my kinda recipe! I love Pico de gallo so any dish that can incorporate this gets my vote.

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