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Baked Chili Chicken

with Tortilla Chips, Tomatoes and Cheese
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Baked Chili Chicken

Baked Chili Chicken - Crunchy, melty, juicy and spicy—what's not to like?

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Health Score:
9,6 / 10
very easy
40 min.
ready in 50 min.
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Nutritional values

Tomatoes provide lycopene, which protects cells and cardiovascular system because of its antioxidant properties. Chicken filet and cheese make the dish a protein starter. The spicy pods heat up circulation and metabolism properly.

The Mexicans call "Chilaquiles" - actually a leftover food - their culinary darling. One enjoys this dish for breakfast and in many variations, for example with fried eggs.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie274 kcal(13 %)
Protein24 g(24 %)
Fat15 g(13 %)
Carbohydrates8 g(5 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage4.5 g(15 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0.2 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E4.9 mg(41 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin13.5 mg(113 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate40 μg(13 %)
Pantothenic acid1 mg(17 %)
Biotin5.5 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.7 μg(23 %)
Vitamin C138 mg(145 %)
Potassium660 mg(17 %)
Calcium199 mg(20 %)
Magnesium51 mg(17 %)
Iron1.8 mg(12 %)
Iodine11 μg(6 %)
Zinc1.6 mg(20 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.9 g
Uric acid163 mg
Cholesterol60 mg
Development of this recipe:


11 ounces
1 bunch
Jalapeños (canned)
2 teaspoons
2 teaspoons
Chili powder (Ancho)
½ cup
2 tablespoons
2 handfuls
3 ounces
Manchego (or goat Gouda)

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Skillet, 1 Casserole dish, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Food processor (or blender), 1 Box grater

Preparation steps

Baked Chili Chicken preparation step 1

Using a sharp knife, make a crosscut incision on the bottom of each tomato. Cook briefly in boiling water.

Baked Chili Chicken preparation step 2

Using a slotted spoon, remove tomatoes from boiling water, shock in cold water and peel. Cut tomatoes into quarters, scoop out the seeds and dice. Rinse chicken breast fillets, pat dry and let simmer for about 15 minutes in a little salted water.

Baked Chili Chicken preparation step 3

Meanwhile, peel and chop onions. Rinse cilantro, shake dry and coarsely chop 1-2 stems. Reserve remaining cilantro for garnish. Drain jalapeños.

Baked Chili Chicken preparation step 4

Puree diced tomatoes, onions, tomato paste, chili powder and broth in a food processor.

Baked Chili Chicken preparation step 5

Heat the oil in a deep pot. Pour in the puree carefully and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes while stirring. Season with salt and pepper.

Baked Chili Chicken preparation step 6

Break tortilla chips into pieces and add to sauce. Remove chicken pieces from the cooking liquid and cut into large pieces.

Baked Chili Chicken preparation step 7

Pour sauce into baking dish. Evenly distribute chicken pieces in the baking dish. Grate cheese and sprinkle over chicken and sauce mixture. Bake in preheated oven at 225°C (stage 3-4 convection gas 200°C) (approximately 425°F/convection 400°F) until cheese is golden brown. Garnish with cilantro and serve.