Chicken breast covered in salsa and melted cheese, topped with sour cream and green onion.

Salsa Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Salsa Chicken takes a few ingredients and turns them into your new favorite weeknight meal.


  • Cooking spray
  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts*
  • 1 and 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 green onions (optional), chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 13×9″ baking dish with cooking spray (or use an oil mister like this).
  2. Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise so that each one is two portions.
  3. Arrange chicken breast portions in a single layer in the baking dish.
  4. Top evenly with the salsa. It’s fine if some of the salsa spills off of the chicken portions and into the baking dish.
  5. Bake until chicken is cooked through to 165°F as read on an instant read thermometer, about 30 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese over the chicken breast portions. Bake until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes.
  7. Transfer chicken to plates and top each portion with a dollop of the sour cream and some of the green onions, if using.

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*8 boneless skinless chicken thighs can be substituted for the 4 large chicken breasts. Keep the thighs rolled up as they are sold in the packaging. Do not cut them in half but otherwise proceed with the recipe exactly as written.