Salsa Chicken

High-Protein Recipes: Salsa Chicken
 Dixya Bhattarai

Punch up the flavor of beef, chicken, and fish by topping it with low-cal salsa. Half a cup of salsa provides 35 calories, 2 grams of protein, and 8 grams of carbs. It’s also brimming with potassium and vitamin B6, and numerous antioxidants.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 208; Protein: 34 grams; Fat: 4 grams; Carbs: 9 grams; Sugar: 5 grams

Recipe and photo by Dixya Bhattarai, R.D., of Food, Pleasure and Health

Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

30 min.

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups salsa
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Arrange chicken on a baking pan, then generously pour salsa on it.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until chicken is no longer pink on the inside. Let it cool for little bit, then shred it using forks.