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Salsa Verde Chicken

This SALSA VERDE CHICKEN is one of the easiest low carb dinners you can make! The salsa verde adds loads of flavor and the chicken turns out juicy and moist every time.

cheesy salsa verde chicken on white plate with fork

Busy weeknights are one of the biggest risks for sticking to that low carb life, if you ask me.

We’re busy. We’re hungry. We maybe don’t have a plan.

And then we eat garbage.

Can you relate?

I think it’s super helpful to have a meal plan for the week so that I don’t fall into that trap, but even then…things come up and I sometimes find myself struggling with what to cook for dinner.

This baked salsa verde chicken is an easy option and I seem to always have a jar of salsa verde in the pantry, a package of chicken breasts, and you know my cheese drawer is fully stocked. 😉

cheesy chicken baked in a dish of salsa verde

How to:

Season the chicken breasts with a mix of garlic salt, chili powder, and cumin and place them in a baking dish with about a half cup of salsa verde in the bottom.

seasoned chicken breasts in white baking dish

Pour another cup of salsa verde over the chicken breasts and pop the dish in the oven, uncovered.

chicken breasts in white baking dish with salsa verde over the top

About 5 minutes before the chicken is done baking, top it all off with some pepperjack cheese.

If you’d prefer a milder cheese, feel free to substitute with Monterey jack or cheddar.

cheese topped chicken baked in salsa verde in white baking dish

What brand of salsa verde:

If I don’t already have this roasted tomatillo salsa in the fridge (we make it often – so good!), then I just seek out a store bought version that is low in carbs and sugar free.

The Herdez salsa verde is a go to in our house and you can find it any grocery store.

cheesy salsa verde chicken on white plate

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cheesy salsa verde chicken on white plate

Salsa Verde Chicken

This chicken recipe has just a handful of ingredients, but it turns out so juicy and flavorful every time! You can use whatever type of salsa verde you prefer - store bought is great when you're in a rush, but homemade is even better if you have the time.

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 4 chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 ½ cups salsa verde
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness.
  3. Season the chicken with the garlic salt, chili powder, and cumin.
  4. Pour ½ cup of salsa verde in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and spread to coat the bottom.
  5. Place the chicken on top of the salsa. Pour the remaining salsa verde over the top of the chicken.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees. 
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top of the chicken with the cheese. Return to the oven for 3-4 minutes to melt the cheese.
  8. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 1162mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 22g

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5 thoughts on “Salsa Verde Chicken”

    1. Karly Campbell

      I’ve never tried, but I think it would freeze great! I’d thaw before baking though.

  1. I had a question about the net carbs in the recipe. For the salsa verde sauce you recommended it states 1 net carb per 2 tablespoons. Wouldn’t that come out to 8 net carbs for this recipe or am I figuring it out wrong? New to this

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Brandy! It would be 12 net carbs for 1 1/2 cups. The nutrition is calculated for you at the bottom of the recipe card. 🙂

  2. Tristan James Cash Gabbard

    I replaced garlic salt with adobo seasoning and liberally sprinkled both sides of chicken with seasonsings for a bolder taste and we loved it. Tasted very similar to chicken enchiladas. Added to our regular rotation for an easy weekend night meal.

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