Need a complete dinner that’s easy to make with only one dish to clean? Who doesn’t? Our Santa Fe baked chicken and a medley of vegetables can be oven-ready in just 15 minutes. That’s what we call a weeknight success!

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This flavorful meal has everything you’d expect to find when you hear the description of ‘Santa Fe.’ Chicken sprinkled with taco seasoning bakes atop a bed of black beans, corn, and cilantro to give it a truly southwestern flair. Yum! Then add some bubbly cheese and you have a meal that will have everyone in the family asking for seconds – a true success in our book!

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The fact that you make this entire meal in just one pan makes it a true winner in our book. Check out some more of our favorite one pan meals here.

Santa Fe baked chicken recipe

Santa Fe Baked Chicken Recipe Tips:

  • One nice thing about this recipe is that you get to be in charge and control the spice level. Pile on the chilies and hot sauce to give it real heat or tone it down with a mild salsa and just a little bit of seasoning. You’re the boss!
  • Grab a package of four Mexican cheeses blended. It’s perfec for melting and comes already shredded—just another time-saver!
A pan of freshly made Santa Fe baked chicken, ready for dinner.

Santa Fe Baked Chicken Recipe

Our Santa Fe baked chicken recipe is easy to make, done in one dish and prepped in 15 minutes! It's the perfect weeknight dinner recipe.


Yield: 8 servings
4.21 from 144 ratings
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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups corn kernels, fresh, frozen or canned
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa, fresh, drained of excess liquid
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • 1 4 oz can green chilies, chopped, (mild, medium or hot)
  • sour cream, dollop for serving


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish with cooking spray. Trim chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and pepper then sprinkle with taco seasoning.
  • Add black beans, corn kernels, salsa and cilantro into casserole dish and mix until evenly combined. Place seasoned chicken breasts on top of veggies and cover dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes until chicken is cooked through then remove from oven and discard aluminum foil. Spoon green chilies over chicken and top with shredded cheese. Return to oven uncovered to melt cheese—approximately 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, top with reserved chopped cilantro and serve chicken with veggie medley spooned over the top or on the side. Enjoy!
Calories: 245kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 917mg, Potassium: 264mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g
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Santa Fe Baked Chicken Recipe