Zesty Salsa Chicken

Zesty Salsa Chicken

During winter months, John and I are always looking for easy and healthy dinner dishes to quickly assemble and pop in the oven. This zesty salsa chicken fits the bill perfectly!


4 chicken breasts – if thick, butterfly

4 scallions – chopped – use only ½ of green tops

½ – ¾  packet taco seasoning mix (if you contaminate taco seasoning with chicken, throw the rest away)

1 or 1 ½ cups of salsa – use Pace or another thick salsa

¾ cup shredded Mexican cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line baking dish with non-stick foil or lightly grease.
  3. Coat chicken breasts with taco seasoning on both sides of chicken breasts and place chicken in pan.
  4. Spread scallions on top of chicken.
  5. Spoon salsa on top of chicken and scallions covering well.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is tender and juicy and its juices run clear.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve with rice or potatoes. The heated salsa makes a wonderful sauce.


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