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Salsa Fresca Chicken Bake

baked chicken breasts topped with salsa fresca in white baking dish.

Fresh, flavorful salsa fresca is the perfect topping for juicy chicken breasts! This recipe is simple to throw together and packs in loads of flavor.

Fresh, flavorful salsa fresca is the perfect topping for juicy chicken breasts! This recipe is simple to throw together and packs in loads of flavor.

Yield 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the chicken:

For the salsa fresca:

  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 1 small jalapeno, more or less to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Add the chicken breasts to a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle both sides with the taco seasoning. Coat the chicken in the seasoning.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken reaches 160 degrees. 
  5. While the chicken is baking, dice the tomatoes and onion. Mince the jalapeno.
  6. Add the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and salt to a small bowl. Squeeze the lime juice over the top and toss to combine.
  7. When chicken reaches 165 degrees, remove from the oven and top immediately with the Monterey jack. Let sit for 1-2 minutes for the cheese to melt.
  8. Spoon the pico de gallo over the chicken and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 956mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 17g

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