Salsa Chicken

Who says you need a ton of ingredients for a delicious dinner? Whip up a spicy, Mexican-inspired chicken dish with minimal time, effort, and ingredients.

Salsa Chicken
 Courtesy Dixya Bhattara

This two-ingredient chicken dish is a perfect weeknight meal providing a whopping 34 grams of protein. If you’re buying bottled salsa, check the nutrition facts panel to ensure you’re buying the one with the least amount of sugar and sodium. Better yet, whip up your own salsa so you can control the ingredients.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

Calories: 208; Total Fat: 4 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 34 grams: Carbohydrates: 9 grams; Sugar: 5 grams; Fiber: 2 grams; Cholesterol: 103 milligrams; Sodium: 977 milligrams

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

Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

30 min.

  • 4 chicken breasts (about 20 ounces)
  • 2 cups salsa

 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Arrange chicken on a baking pan then generously pour salsa all 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.