Crispy Baked Mexicali Chicken

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Cook Time: 32 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 336
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Crispy Baked Mexicali Chicken
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
32 min

A ranch-infused marinade makes this chicken juicy and tender while the crushed tortilla chips gives you that Mexican inspired flavor you love. To finish everything off just right, we’ve sprinkled a dose of Sargento® Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican on top of our chicken thighs for melted gooey goodness.

  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican
  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.

Serving Size 4

Calories 336

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 12.80g 21%
Sat. Fat 5.00g 26%
Mono Unsat. Fat 2.40g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.30g
Cholesterol 113mg 39%
Sodium 499mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 44g
Vitamin A 18RE
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 268mg 27%
Iron 1mg 6%