Oven Baked Cheesy Salsa Chicken

salsa chicken

This is not fancy, it’s way too simple and it’s happening right here!  

Oven Baked Cheesy Salsa Chicken may have a long title but that’s the most difficult thing about it.  

I know you are probably expecting to read the many ingredients and steps to putting together this super simple meal.  Surprise!  This is so easy that you will pinch yourself to see if you’re dreaming.  Nope, wide awake you are!

Here’s all you’re going to need for this yummy concoction:

A roast pan

Chicken breasts



I know right, you probably have all this in your pantry right now!  Perfect timing!


salsa chicken



Salsa Chicken
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A Tex Mex dish that's easy, delicious and kid friendly. What's better than salsa, chicken and cheese
  • 4 chicken breasts (thawed)
  • 1 large jar of salsa
  • 1 bag of shredded moteray jack cheese (any will do)
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat. Brown the chicken breasts (they don't have to be cooked thoroughly).
  3. Transfer browned chicken breasts in to a roast pan with a lid.
  4. Pour a full jar of salsa over the chicken.
  5. Cover and bake at for aprox. 30 minutes.
  6. Remove lid and cover chicken with grated cheese and bake until cheese is melted and brown (aprox. 15 minutes).
You can brown the chicken in the oven on 350 for 30 minutes, instead of stove top.
Frozen chicken breasts that about 30 minutes per side. Simmer breasts in the salsa at a lower temperature and longer results in a more tender chicken.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 416 Fat: 27g Saturated fat: 12g Unsaturated fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 1g Sodium: 381mg Protein: 41g Cholesterol: 124mg



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  • Reply
    Crystal Englot
    Wednesday,August 6, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Who would have thought that something so easy to make would be so delicious! I have made this recipe a couple times now for my family and they absolutely love it!

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      Wednesday,August 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      It is simple and my family really enjoys it as well. Thanks Crystal!

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    Wednesday,August 6, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Wow! That looks so simple. I am definitely going to give it a try! I am always looking for kid friendly/family friendly recipes so we don’t always have to eat the same meals.

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      Tuesday,August 12, 2014 at 9:47 am

      If you cube the chicken it makes a great casserole type dish for taking to a pot luck as well, thanks Jeannie and enjoy!

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    Monday,August 11, 2014 at 12:04 am

    This looks very yummy as well as easy. Thank you for sharing.

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      Tuesday,August 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

      My pleasure, I hope you enjoy it!

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    angela m
    Tuesday,July 21, 2015 at 10:13 am

    This looks and sounds like a dish my family would love. And seems so easy to make with only a few ingredients. Thanks

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      Tuesday,July 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      My pleasure, the Salsa Chicken is a family favourite here!

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    Judy Cowan
    Tuesday,July 21, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Sounds really good and easy to make which is a bonus! Thanks for sharing!

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      Tuesday,July 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Judy, it’s so tender and juicy! Very easy to make and a family favourite.

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    Saturday,November 21, 2015 at 1:32 am

    I was just looking at a box of Spanish rice yesterday and now I know what to make with it. I love chicken too and this would be so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

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      Saturday,November 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Best recipes when it’s a few ingredients and simple to make.

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    kathy downey
    Sunday,November 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I am definitely going to give it a try,it looks super delicious

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      Monday,November 23, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      If you like tex mex, you’ll love this chicken recipe. I make it to take along to pot luck too!

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    andrea amy
    Tuesday,November 24, 2015 at 11:52 am

    That looks delicious! Like a mexican take on chicken parm!

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      Thursday,November 26, 2015 at 8:37 am

      Exactly! Some rice or beans, salad and you have a healthy and delicious meal!

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    Elizabeth Matthiesen
    Sunday,December 13, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I’m afraid I can’t eat spicy food so this isn’t for me. A shame since it sounds pretty easy to make.

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      Tuesday,December 15, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      If you use mild salsa would it still bother you?

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