Baked Salsa Chicken is an easy recipe for those busy days. Juicy chicken breasts flavored with taco seasoning are smothered with salsa and cheddar cheese and baked to perfection, making this salsa chicken recipe a soon-to-be favorite weeknight recipe!
Chicken With Salsa Recipe
Need to get a fabulously delicious dinner on the table in a hurry with just a few ingredients? Our baked chicken recipe is your answer! Taco seasoned chicken breasts, surrounded with salsa and cheese, bake in the oven creating juicy chicken with a flavorful topping!
Add a sprinkle of chopped cilantro and your family won’t be able to get enough of this chicken salsa recipe! They’ll be requesting our Salsa Chicken casserole over and over again!
Oh, and may I make a suggestion? Salsa chicken and rice makes a great combo and our Fiesta Saffron Rice is the perfect accompaniment when it’s a Mexican salsa chicken dinner night at your house!
Chicken in salsa tastes amazing with just chopped cilantro sprinkled on top but feel free to add your favorite toppings, such as a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkling of sliced scallions and a drizzle of fresh lime juice!
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Top with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream and scallions
- Add some heat and top with pickled jalapenos
- Make with boneless skinless chicken thighs
Ingredients you need to make this recipe
You are going to absolutely love this chicken in salsa recipe because not only does it taste delicious but it is so easy to make with just five ingredients! You will need:
- boneless skinless chicken breasts
- taco seasoning
- cheddar cheese
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- sour cream, sliced scallions and lime wedges
Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Season both sides of chicken with taco seasoning. Arrange in prepared baking dish. Top with salsa.
Bake 25 minutes. Top with shredded cheese. Bake until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted, 5 minutes. Meat thermometer should read 165F.
Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve with Fiesta Saffron Rice or hot cooked rice, if desired.
Serve your Salsa Chicken with sour cream, sliced scallions and lime wedges, if desired!
First Published: January 20, 2014… Last Updated: October 11, 2020