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Salsa Fresca Chicken Bake

by Christina Cherrier – Apr 8, 2021
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Salsa Fresca Chicken Bake
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Salsa Fresca Chicken Bake – An incredibly delicious chicken dinner loaded with fresh flavors. This crazy good chicken bake with salsa Fresca is so quick and easy to make, with easy-to-find ingredients. Tender chicken breasts are diced and seasoned with spices, then smothered in a freshly made salsa and baked to melting perfection with a bubbly cheesy topping. If you are looking for a simple and delicious meal idea, try this baked chicken recipe tonight, you’re guaranteed to make a hit. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Salsa Fresca Chicken Bake

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Directions

1. To make the salsa Fresca chicken bake: Preheat the oven to 400˚F (200ºC). Chop chicken breasts into small pieces. In a salad bowl, combine tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

2. Arrange the chicken pieces flat in a large baking dish and season evenly with cumin, garlic, red chili pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Give a quick stir to combine chicken evenly with seasoning. Cover chicken pieces with the diced tomatoes, onion, and jalapeño, then top with shredded mozzarella.

3. Bake the salsa Fresca chicken on the middle rack for 25 – 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink (internal temperature of 165˚F – 74ºC). Garnish the salsa Fresca chicken bake with more chopped cilantro, and serve hot with your favorite side dish – like rice, bulgur, cauliflower rice, pasta, tortillas… Enjoy!

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Tips for the salsa Fresca chicken bake recipe

  • Feel free to add more spices if you like your chicken bake spicier.
  • If you have time, you can marinate chicken with the spice mixture before baking the dish.

Additional add-ins for the salsa baked chicken

You can a handful of diced bell pepper, sliced red onion, or even asparagus spears!

What to serve with the salsa Fresca baked chicken?

You can enjoy this baked chicken recipe on its own, or with brown rice, basmati, black beans, roasted veggies or even try with cauliflower rice if on a low-carb diet.

How and how long to keep the salsa Fresca chicken bake leftovers?

You can keep the baked salsa chicken in an airtight container for 3 days in the refrigerator. Reheat gently in the microwave or in the oven, covered.

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  • Kate

    2021-03-02 19:34:17

    ILOVE this recipe. It’s filling and delicious yet you feel like you’re eating so healthy. I honestly don’t even measure ingredients I just add how much I like (chicken to salsa ratio-I load it up with salsa) The only thing I couldn’t find is calories per serving??

  • Briana

    2021-03-01 09:20:04

    This dish is delicious! I serve it with yellow rice and the whole family love it. I think the only thing I will do differently is to throw the cheese on during the last 5 min or so instead of from the start.

  • Sarah Henry

    2021-02-18 19:32:54

    Absolutely LOVED this, I was hesitant at first,because I'm not a huge fan of spicy food,and the jalapeno threw me off,BUT,I was so wrong, not spicy hot, but spicy flavor!! I added a bit more lime, but this has become a family favorite, and I make it weekly, paired with either Angel Hair pasta,or a cilantro lime rice,and some black beans

  • Annie

    2021-02-16 20:05:09

    To be honest, this recipe was not great. The flavors didn't jive and the cilantro is overwhelming. I won't be making

  • Natalie

    2021-02-15 18:05:02

    I have never written a review for anything before in my life, but this 100% deserves one. I am not a chicken fan typically, but THIS IS THE BEST DISH EVER! I am blown away how simple and delicious this is. I mixed it in with some basmati rice made in my instant pot, and it is to die for. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It will easily become a favorite of mine!!

  • Hannah

    2021-01-19 14:47:08

    I Loved this !! It was super easy and fast. It saved the day today.🙏🏽

  • Ebony Brown

    2021-01-13 13:43:24

    Making now, but I noticed the steps don’t say what to do with the lime. I’m assuming we sprinkle over dish once done, correct?

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