Salsa verde chicken is so easy to make. You only need 2 to 3 ingredients and the flavor is amazing.
Salsa verde chicken
When I say this is easy I mean crazy easy! In fact, I made a video that is less than a minute long to show you how easy it is to make.
You just need 2 to 3 ingredients to make this healthy and easy salsa verde chicken. It is frugal and the entire family loves it. Sounds like a winner to me. 🙂
Prefer the slow cooker? Try making Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Recipe .
What is Salsa Verde made of?
Salsa verde gives any dish such a delicious flavor. It is made with tomatillos, jalapeno peppers, garlic, onion, cilantro and more.
The combination is really something special and it blends for an amazing salsa. We have a super easy recipe for homemade salsa verde that is a must try!
- boneless skinless chicken breasts
- salsa verde (try homemade Salsa Verde de Tomatillo Recipe)
- monterey jack cheese (optional, but we love it with cheese)
- cilantro to top (optional)
How to make salsa verde chicken:
First, go ahead and preheat your oven. Now that you have that taken care of, let’s make this super tasty chicken.
Second, you will need a 9×13 pan and I like to use cooking spray. This helps to make clean up easier.
Next, put the chicken in the pan and pour the salsa all over the chicken. Make sure the chicken is totally covered.
You can use store bought salsa verde but we love to make homemade salsa verde. It is very easy. Promise. 🙂
Finally, just bake the chicken. It takes less than 30 minutes and you get the most tender and flavor packed chicken.
Now, this last step is optional but totally worth it. I like to top the chicken with cheese and cilantro once it is finished cooking.
Lastly, broil for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and oh my! What a fabulous dinner you have.
Remove chicken and enjoy. It is so good.
What to serve with salsa verde chicken:
Top it with any optional toppings or enjoy it alone. We have topped it with cilantro and crushed tortilla chips or even a teaspoon of sour cream.
Either way this easy baked chicken dinner is so good! The sauce is delicious served with Spanish Rice, white rice and even brown rice.
Did you know you can also freeze rice? I love making a double batch and putting some in the freezer. It’s so nice to be able to just take this out of the freezer to enjoy with meals like this.
I have also made our Easy Parmesan Roasted Zucchini Recipe or our Easy Parmesan Roasted Zucchini Recipe and I like to dip the veggies in the sauce. Did I mention that I love this salsa verde sauce? 🙂
It is also so tasty shredded and used for chicken enchiladas or burrito bowls with black beans and your favorite toppings. You will love this recipe.
You can enjoy it several different ways which makes it perfect to enjoy as leftovers. I love to cook once and eat twice. Such a time saver!
Everyone will think they are eating something different when really it all started with the same salsa verde chicken. 🙂
Try topping with corn salsa recipe or black bean corn salsa recipe. Yum !
Another favorite Mexican Monday dish is this crock pot green enchilada chicken soup.
Tips for salsa verde baked chicken:
This is definitely a recipe to try if you are trying to keep your grocery budget low and save time. You can also use other cuts of chicken such as chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.
We love to use what we have in the freezer or can get on sale at the grocery store. Just keep in mind the cooking time will vary based on what type of meat you use.
Plus, I have found that by using what is on sale at the grocery store or already in the freezer helps the grocery budget greatly!
We are big fans of using what we have or can grab on sale at the grocery store. By cooking like this, it really helps me to save money on groceries.
It is a huge help to our budget. I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
And my family gets to enjoy delicious dinners that did not break the bank or take all day to prepare. It is a win-win all around for everyone. 🙂
Make this chicken today and see just how easy and delicious it is!
We also love to make this easy and healthy chicken salsa recipe.
Print salsa verde chicken recipe:
Salsa Verde Baked Chicken Recipe
- 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup salsa verde
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese shredded
- 1 Bunch cilantro chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a 9×13 pan spray with non stick spray.
- Place chicken in the bottom of the pan.
- Pour the salsa verde over the top of the chicken.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until you reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
- Top with cheese and cilantro. Then broil for 5 minutes until cheese is bubbling.
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- Healthy Chicken Salsa Recipe
- Easy Baked Enchilada Chicken
- BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken Marinade
- Baked Chicken Legs
- Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe
- Foil Packet Bacon Ranch Chicken Recipe
- Pepperoni Pizza Chicken
- Baked Pineapple BBQ Chicken Recipe
- Baked Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
This recipe is delicious. My whole family loved it. We didn’t even have leftovers ?
This is great to hear! Thanks for sharing Deanna!
This recipe is so good and simple! Amazing flavor, easy to put together, and it’s one of my favorites. Great for a busy night, too!