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Easy Cheesy Salsa Chicken

Cheesy, simple, and delicious salsa chicken! The perfect weeknight meal, easy to whip together in a few steps, and ready in just 30 minutes. Serve this extra cheesy salsa chicken over rice, roasted veggies, or a salad!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword casserole, low carb, one-pan meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 463kcal


  • Zip-top bag
  • Baking dish



  • Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit and pat chicken breasts dry with a paper towel.
    salsa chicken step 1
  • Add the salt, black pepper, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried oregano to a large zip-top bag. Shake bag to combine spices.
    salsa chicken step 2
  • Place chicken breasts into bag with seasoning and shake to coat chicken in spices.
  • Pour half the salsa into the bottom of a baking dish, spread into an even layer. Place seasoning chicken breasts on top salsa in baking dish, then cover with remaining salsa.
    salsa chicken step 4
  • Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top and cover baking dish with foil. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, then remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
    salsa chicken step 5


  • Make it Keto: Use a salsa without added sugar and shred your own cheese to avoid the added filler starches!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 1546mg | Potassium: 1299mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 4g