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This easy Salsa Chicken is perfect for those busy evenings when dinner is a last-minute decision. With only a few ingredients, you can have a delicious chicken dinner on the table.

I like to top the salsa chicken with a little sour cream or crema fresca and then serve it with rice or beans. Honestly this Salsa chicken recipe doesn’t get any easier!

Salsa chicken

Hey Friends,

Has school started for you yet? Our school does not start until after Labor Day, so I am trying to make the most of these last few weeks of summer.

It has been so much fun and I have nearly hit everything that was on my Summer Bucket List.  We just got back from a wonderful weekend in Northern California. It was so beautiful there in the Russian River area.

When we got home, there were few groceries in the house, so I put together a meal that required very few ingredients. This recipe is a great weeknight recipe for those days that you just want something simple and delicious.

You can adjust the level of spiciness to your family’s liking by changing up the bottled salsa.

Salsa chicken

This recipe just takes a few ingredients and about 30 minutes to make.

Ingredients for this recipe:

Chicken – You want to use boneless chicken breasts or chicken tenders for this recipe. If you use chicken tenders, the recipe will bake quicker. 

Tortilla Chips – I use whatever I have on hand.

Salsa – you can use a red salsa, green salsa or a combination of both for this recipe.

Cheese – I used a mixture of cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese. You can use either or both.

How to make Salsa Chicken

The full recipe is below, but the basic steps are:

  1. Coat chicken with honey glaze.
  2. Toss into a bag with tortilla chips to coat
  3. Place in pan and pour salsa on top.
  4. Add cheese and bake. 

how to make salsa chicken

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Baked Salsa chicken


Salsa Chicken Recipe

Salsa chicken

Salsa Chicken

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This easy Salsa Chicken is perfect for those busy evenings when dinner is a last-minute decision. With only a few ingredients, you can have a delicious chicken dinner on the table.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup tortilla chips
  • 1 cup bottled chunky salsa
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


    1. Crush the tortilla chips (I use a baggie for this) and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. Coat a baking pan with butter or margarine.

    3. Mix oil, juice, and honey together in a flat bowl. Dip chicken breasts (or tenders into mixture and coat in tortilla chips (again in the baggie).

    4. Place chicken in oven and cook 10 - 13 minutes. Ten minutes for tenders, longer for breasts.

    5. Pour salsa on chicken and top with shredded cheese. Return to oven.

    6. Bake an additional 10 - 15 minutes.

The result is a nice tasty meal. Serve with sour cream and avocado, if desired.




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