Easy Baked Salsa Chicken

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"This recipe comes from Chatelaine Food Express Quickies and only has 2 ingredients."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (178.4 g)
  • Calories 206
  • Total Fat - 4.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 96.4 mg
  • Sodium - 542.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.6 g
  • Protein - 36.2 g
  • Calcium - 36.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Cover bottom of 8-inch square baking dish or casserole with 1/2 cup salsa

Step 3

Place chicken, bone side up, on top of salsa and cover with remaining salsa.

Step 4

Bake chicken for 30 minutes, turn chicken over and bake another 25 or 30 minutes, basting occasionally.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



What a fast...easy recipe...I used boneless chicken breasts and hot salsa...cook about 30 minutes...this has zero points on the WW blue plan...can't beat that...made for "Alphabet" tag game at FFF...

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(1 Jun 2020)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

Very easy as the title says and tasty too. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts, mine were done in 35 minutes, lovely and moist. will be making these again, thanks!

(4 Feb 2013)


Tasty, Easy, Heathy way to make chicken! I made this with frozen boneless skinless chicken tenders and served it with with fat-free refried beans, brown rice cooked with chicken bouillon, chopped cabbage and feta cheese for a wonderful meal enjoyed by my Hubby and Mother. Made for the Alphabet Soup recipe tag game.

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(22 May 2012)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

This is my kind of recipe - Easy fast and oh so tasty. I used hot salsa and chicken tenders. They were cooked in 20 minutes. Thanks Dreamer for yet another enjoyable meal 7 Feb16 Made again & loved it just as much This time I used skinless, bone in thighs - perfect served with orange rice. 28 May 17 Made again and enjoyed just as much!

(26 Mar 2012)


Absolutely the hands down winner for quick into the oven and out to the table with little effort, and the chicken was tender and delicious. My casual reading of the recipe meant we used skinless and boneless chicken breasts instead of bone-in breasts with the skin removed, so we reduced the cook time to 30 minutes total. A sprinkle of green onions on the plated chicken added to the visual presentation, but I think cilantro would have been a better choice, and for a buffet, chicken tenders would be great. Thanks, Dreamer -- a great meal and lots of new ideas.

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(22 Mar 2012)


This is delicious and so easy! I added some grated cheddar/jack blend the last 5 minutes and a dollop of sour cream. This is a really nice looking finished product and is great for a week-night supper as well as for company!

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(22 Oct 2011)