Crispy Baked Mexicali Chicken Recipe


Crispy Baked Mexicali Chicken

Crispy Baked Mexicali Chicken

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Cinco de Mayo is here! And so is our Crispy Baked Mexicali Chicken covered in light ranch dressing, chipotle hot sauce, crushed baked tortilla chips, chili powder and Sargento® Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican Cheese. It’s a fiesta for every mouth.

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: Serves: 4


  • 1/4 cup light ranch dressing
  • 3/4 tsp. chipotle hot sauce
  • 4 large or 8 small bone-in chicken thighs, skinned (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1/2 cup crushed baked tortilla chips


  • 1

    Mix dressing and hot sauce; spread over meaty sides of chicken thighs. (For more flavor, marinate in refrigerator up to 2 hours.) Place tortilla chips in a shallow bowl; dip dressing side of chicken in tortilla chips and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle chili powder over chicken.

  • 2

    Bake in a preheated 375°F oven until chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes for small thighs or 30 minutes for large thighs.

  • 3

    Top with cheese; return to oven 1 to 2 minutes or just until cheese is melted.


  • Serve with sautéed sweet bell peppers and onions or hot cooked rice.


Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 341

Total Fat 13.5g

Saturated Fat 5.2g

Trans Fat 2.4g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3g

Cholesterol 117mg

Sodium 565mg

Carbohydrates 11g

Protein 44g

Dietary Fiber 1g

Vitamin A 18RE

Vitamin C 0mg

Calcium 268mg

Iron 1mg

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