Recipe: Salsa Fresca Chicken

This dish is so simple, you will wonder why it took so long for you to add it to your rotation. I highly suggest using fresh pico de gallo or fresh salsa for this recipe, it makes all the difference in the world. We have ours with Spanish rice and it’s a beautiful combination.

Recipe: Salsa Fresca Chicken

Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups fresh pico de gallo or salsa
  • 1 cup monterey cheese shredded


  • Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
  • Lay the chicken flat in a large baking dish and sprinkle evenly with the cumin, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Cover chicken with the pico then top with cheese.
  • Bake on middle rack for 35-45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (internal temp of 165˚F.)
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro (optional), and serve hot with your favorite side dish.
Keyword Chicken, One-Pan, Recipes of Greatness

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