Recipes With Cotija Cheese And Chicken


Cotija cheese and chicken is a delicious combination that brings together the flavors of tender chicken and the salty, crumbly goodness of cotija cheese. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, and it's sure to become a family favorite. With a prep time of 10 minutes and a cook time of 25 minutes, you can have this tasty dish on the table in no time.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped (optional garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with the spice mixture.
  4. In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the seasoned chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  7. Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle the crumbled cotija cheese over the chicken breasts.
  8. Return the skillet to the oven for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and slightly golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.
  10. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired.
  11. Serve hot and enjoy!