4 Ingredient Baked Salsa Chicken

Salsa chicken one of the easiest (and yummiest) chicken recipes when time, energy, and ingredients are short!

Simply season the chicken and top it with salsa (any kind!) and some cheese. Ready in just over 30 mins, it is a great weeknight meal that the whole family will love!

Salsa Chicken on a plate with corn

Why We Love this Recipe

Super flavorful, super easy, and super versatile— what’s not to love? Just season, top, and bake!

A package of chicken breasts, a jar or two of salsa and some cheese, and dinner is ready. This really is a one-size-fits-all recipe!


This recipe calls for chicken breasts but boneless thighs will work.

Premade or homemade taco seasoning. You can increase the heat by tossing in some cayenne or even chipotle powder.

Any salsa you use will bake into the chicken making it super juicy! Try pineapple salsa for a sweet and spicy twist. Top with salsa verde for an extra kick.

Top with Monterey Jack or pepper jack for some extra spice or cheddar cheese for a classic extra cheesy version!

salsa chicken in a pan before cooking

How to Make Salsa Chicken

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to pull this off (don’t worry, we won’t tell).

  1. Toss chicken in taco seasoning (I prefer homemade).
  2. Top with salsa (any kind).
  3. Bake (per recipe below), sprinkle with cheese, and broil until melted and bubbly!

Serving Suggestions

  • add your favorite toppings
  • serve with a veggie on the side and some rice
  • slice and serve with tortillas taco style (this is a great way to stretch it to feed a crowd)
  • add rice and beans and roll it into burritos
  • serve leftovers over nachos or as a taco salad for lunch

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Chicken for Dinner!

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Salsa Chicken on a plate with corn

4 Ingredient Salsa Chicken

This easy juicy chicken recipe is the perfect weeknight meal!
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 412
Author Holly Nilsson


  • 4 small chicken breasts 5-6 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 cups salsa any kind
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese or Monterey jack


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Toss chicken breasts with taco seasoning.
  • Top each chicken breast with salsa.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F.
  • Top with cheese and broil 1-2 minutes.
  • Optional: Add your favorite taco toppings as desired.


Adjust the heat by changing out the salsa, try hot, medium, or mild!

Shred leftovers for tacos, burritos, or salads


Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 412 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 1455mg | Potassium: 1234mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1092IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 2mg
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Salsa Chicken in a casserole dish with writing

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