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chorizo recipe

Cheesy Baked Chicken and Chorizo Recipe

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This chicken casserole is an amazing chorizo recipe!  A creamy, cheese sauce with the cooked pork chorizo bakes with the chicken for a low carb dinner recipe


  • 68 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 if large, 8 if small)
  • 10 ounce package pork chorizo
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese or Mexican crema
  • 1/2 C light sour cream
  • 10 ounce can chopped tomatoes with green chiles, drained
  • 1/4 C freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a 9×13 glass pan with nonstick spray.  Lay down the chicken evenly in the pan.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the chorizo over medium high heat for about 7-8 minutes.  Add the drained tomatoes, cream cheese and sour cream and mix until it is all blended.  Spread the mixture over the chicken breasts, sprinkle on the parmesan cheese and bake, uncovered for about 45 minutes depending on the size of your chicken breasts.  There will be enough pan juices to serve over some rice if desired.  Or slice the chicken and serve it inside a tortilla topped with your favorite toppings.


  • Serving Size: 1 breast
  • Calories: 392
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 792 mg
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 48 g
  • Cholesterol: 161 mg

Keywords: low carb chicken recipes

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