Easy Baked Salsa Chicken

This Baked Salsa Chicken Recipe is super easy to make. Packed full of flavor and ready within 45 minutes. Delicious!

baked salsa chicken

This Baked Salsa Chicken recipe is super easy to make. This recipe requires very little prep time and ready in 45 minutes which is perfect for those busy weeknights.

chicken with taco seasoning
Chicken Breasts with Taco Seasoning

If you like your food a little on the spicy side, I suggest you use medium or hot salsa. Otherwise, just stick with regular salsa. Personally I think a medium salsa is the way to go with this one.

La Victoria Salsa Jar
Jar of La Victoria Salsa

I realize not everyone might have access to Mexican Blend Cheese so as a substitute I would recommend using cheddar cheese. I’ve had it both ways and they are both delicious!

raw chicken with salsa
Chicken Breast with Salsa
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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
baked salsa chicken with melted cheese

The USDA recommends an internal temperature of 165°F when cooking chicken. I always use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of meats to ensure it is safe to eat.

baked salsa chicken

You will need the following ingredients to make this Baked Salsa Chicken recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken Breasts, Taco Seasoning, Salsa, Mexican Blend Cheese and Sour Cream.

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle the taco seasoning on both sides of the chicken breasts. Pour salsa over the chicken.
  3. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  4. Sprinkle chicken evenly with the shredded cheese and continue baking for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with sour cream if desired.
baked salsa chicken with sour cream

Printable Recipe Card

baked salsa chicken

Easy Baked Salsa Chicken

This Baked Salsa Chicken Recipe is super easy to make. Packed full of flavor and ready within 45 minutes. Delicious!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 388 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Tsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Salsa, you pick the heat
  • 1 Cup Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp Sour Cream, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the taco seasoning on both sides of the chicken breasts. Pour salsa over the chicken.
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Sprinkle chicken evenly with the shredded cheese and continue baking for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with sour cream if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 56gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 928mgPotassium: 1045mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 602IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 222mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. G-Ma says:

    I made this yesterday for family. It was delicious. The only thing that I changed was I used not quite 1 cup of salsa, as my grandchildren do not like spicy food very much. But apart from that it was easy to make and very delicious. Will make this again soon.