My entire family loves this healthy salsa chicken recipe and I love it because it’s simple to throw together in no time at all with only 4 ingredients!
Healthy Chicken Salsa Recipe
This Healthy Chicken Salsa Recipe is a super easy chicken dinner recipe. Now I topped mine with cheese, but if you want it healthier then you can top with low fat cheese or cut the cheese in half.
All you need are a handful of ingredients and a little bit of effort and voila! You’ll have a dinner your family will ask for over and over again. Enjoy!
My kids rave about this dinner every time I make it. I know your family will love it too. It’s a great dinner option that requires very little work.
I love my 9×13 baking pan here. It is very frugal and works great for these easy dinners. Now I also like to keep the throw away kinds on hand for those crazy busy evenings when dishes are not on my radar. 🙂
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What can you make with salsa?
I love cooking with salsa. It is an easy way to add a ton of flavor to the recipes without a ton of work. Also, you can use your favorite type of salsa to add the flavors that you prefer and easily change it up if needed. If your family loves spicy food, then you can stir in a spicy salsa and you know it’ll be a hit with your family!
Both of these recipes are affordable but packed with tons of flavor. So after you have tried this recipe, make sure you try either of these recipes.
If you haven’t cooked with salsa yet, I definitely recommend it. It’s an easy way to amplify your favorite recipes!
Baked salsa chicken is a an easy keto chicken recipe!
This salsa chicken recipe is only 7 carbohydrates and 43 grams of protein per serving which makes it perfect if you are following a low carb or Keto diet. Also, it is packed with tons of flavor, so you won’t even miss the carbs in this recipe!
Ingredients need for this Healthy Salsa Chicken Recipe:
- 3 chicken breasts
- ½ package taco seasoning
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheese
How to make Baked Salsa Chicken:
First preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). Then spray a 9X13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
Next cut the boneless skinless chicken breasts in half lengthwise so you have 6 thin chicken breasts. Place the chicken in a single layer in the baking dish.
Then sprinkle chicken with taco seasoning. Pour salsa over chicken. I used medium salsa and it was not too spicy for my little ones.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until juices run clear and the chicken is cooked.
After this cook time, sprinkle with cheese (I used cheddar) and bake an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
It really is that super easy to make this keto salsa chicken recipe. It’s only 4 ingredients but paired together they taste amazing! Once you make this chicken and salsa, your family will request it all the time.
How long does it take to bake a chicken breast in the oven?
The baking time for chicken in the oven all depends on the size of the chicken breasts. Generally, I like to cut the chicken in half lengthwise so that it cooks quicker for this salsa chicken recipe.
Based on the size of the chicken, it will take anywhere from 20-30 minutes for the chicken to cook completely. Small chicken breast will take shorter amounts of time and the larger chicken breast will need to more time.
Sometimes, I slice the chicken to ensure that there is no longer any pink in the middle or you can always use a meat thermometer to ensure that it’s fully cooked. I have this one from amazon and I love.
Can you freeze salsa chicken?
Yes, you can definitely freeze this salsa chicken recipe. You can freeze this prior to baking or afterwards whichever you prefer.
If you freeze prior to baking, assembly the chicken as instructed beside the cheese, cover and freeze. When you are ready to bake, defrost in the refrigerator overnight and then continue to cook based on the recipe instructions.
You can also freeze this after it’s cooked. This is a great way to store leftovers so that you can enjoy it on a later day and not waste any food. I would place the leftovers in a casserole dish and cover to freeze. Then just completely defrost prior to reheating so that it can be enjoyed again.
What variations can you make to this easy salsa chicken?
This baked salsa chicken is so versatile and easy to switch up to make it your own.
Here are a few suggestions for variations to this easy meal.
- Use your favorite salsa or even salsa verde.
- Add your favorite toppings like sour cream or avocado.
- You can make this recipe with chicken breasts or chicken thighs.
- You can add black beans and corn for additional additional flavors (however, this will increase the amount of carbs in this recipe).
This is such a crazy and easy dinner idea. You can have dinner ready in under 30 minutes.
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Print your Healthy chicken salsa recipe below:
Baked Salsa Chicken
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1/2 package taco seasoning
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
- Spray a 9X13 baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
- Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise so you have 6 thin chicken breasts. Place chicken in a single layer in the baking dish.
- Sprinkle chicken with taco seasoning. Pour salsa over chicken. I used medium salsa and it was not too spicy for my little ones.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until juices run clear.
- Sprinkle with cheese (I used colby jack) and bake an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is nice and melted.
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