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Salsa Verde Chicken

cheesy salsa verde chicken on white plate

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.

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

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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