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Salsa Fresca Chicken Recipe in casserole Dish
4.91 from 31 votes

Salsa Fresca Chicken

This Salsa Fresca Chicken is packed full of bold Tex-Mex flavors but still a light and wholesome dish.  It is smothered in fresh tomatoes, cilantro, sweet onion, and of course Monterey Jack cheese.  It comes together easily for a quick weeknight meal and since it is made in one dish it can be cleaned up easily as well.
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  • 2 lbs chicken breast boneless skinless
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups fresh pico de gallo
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese shredded
  • Garnish
  • Fresh cilantro chopped


  • 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, and serve hot with your favorite side dish.

Recipe Notes:

  • You can cut the chicken in half, chunks, or use chicken tenderloins in lieu of full chicken breasts to make serving easier. Cooking time may be reduced.
  • Leftovers can be placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to a month.
Dietary Considerations:
This recipe is naturally gluten free, low carb and friendly for low carb and keto diets.
Dairy Free- To make this recipe dairy free you can omit the cheese.
Gluten free- Check labels on ingredients used to verify they are gluten free as somethings can vary brand by brand.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving: 4oz chicken plus toppingsCalories: 171kcal (9%)Carbohydrates: 1gProtein: 26g (52%)Fat: 8g (12%)Saturated Fat: 3g (19%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 70mg (23%)Sodium: 401mg (17%)Potassium: 0mgFiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)