If you’ve got chicken in the fridge or freezer, you may be looking for new and interesting ways to prepare it. If you and your family love Mexican-inspired meals, salsa chicken is the perfect dinner entree. It’s low-carb, high-protein, and features all the flavors you love in chicken tacos.
Here are a few chicken salsa recipe variations that will make this tasty dish a family favorite.
1. Salsa Chicken Bake
This delicious dinner only requires 10 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of cook time so you can have a meal on the table in less than an hour. Shredded cheese, garlic, cumin, and your favorite salsa make this chicken dinner flavorful and keep the chicken tender. This easy dish can make taco night at your house even more enjoyable.
2. Pepper Jack Chicken Enchiladas
These enchiladas are easy to make and packed with cheesy goodness. You can even get your kids involved in making this dish to make dinner prep a family affair. A combination of chicken, salsa, cream cheese, and pepper jack cheese creates a rich filling for the enchiladas, and you can top the casserole with even more cheese and green onions for added color and flavor.
3. Easy Salsa Chicken
This salsa chicken can easily become a household favorite since it’s so easy to make and it’s a tasty way to make good use of the chicken you have in the fridge. Top the chicken with your favorite taco seasoning and salsa, cover with cheese, bake, and top with sour cream and cilantro before serving. The chicken also tastes great with side dishes such as black beans and Mexican rice.
4. Dump-and-Bake Salsa Chicken
If you’re looking for a hearty dinner you can make when you’re pressed for time, this dump-and-bake recipe will save the day. You can literally dump all the ingredients you need for a filling and nutritious meal into a baking dish: chicken breasts, salsa, corn, and black beans. Season with your favorite taco seasoning and bake.
Once the chicken comes out of the oven, top it with your favorite taco fixings like sour cream, cilantro, or guacamole for a complete meal that’s ready in minutes.
5. Baked Salsa Chicken
Skinless chicken breasts, cheddar cheese, and salsa come together to make this simple yet delicious dinner especially tasty. You can use olive oil to give the chicken a golden brown color and enhance the flavor of the meat. If you’re going low-carb, you can enjoy this entree with steamed veggies like spinach or carrots.
6. Quick Salsa Chicken
If you’re looking for a delicious filling for your chicken tacos, try this quick salsa chicken recipe. Add a little salt and pepper to chicken breasts, place them in a baking pan, and top with salsa and cheese. The sala will help to tenderize the chicken while it’s baking, and you can’t go wrong with the coating of melted cheese.
Top the chicken with the taco fixings of your choice and shred the chicken once it’s cooked to fill hard or soft tacos.
7. Stovetop Salsa Chicken
You can prepare this salsa chicken dish on the stovetop instead of putting the ingredients in the oven. Sautee the chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, and pepper before adding chunky salsa and cheese. Give all the ingredients a few minutes to merge and form a tasty chicken dish that comes in handy any day of the week.
8. Skillet Salsa Chicken
Taco seasoning, sliced chicken breasts, chunky salsa, salt, pepper, and garlic powder are the main ingredients in this tasty meal you can prepare in a matter of minutes. Add a little water to the saucepan while the chicken is cooking to keep the salsa from sticking, and serve the chicken with Mexican rice and refried beans for a delicious weeknight meal.
9. Two-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
This protein-rich dinner only requires two ingredients: salsa and chicken. Put the items on the slow cooker and let them cook for a few hours. This is one of the best dinners to throw in the slow cooker if you’ve got a busy schedule and want to make sure your family has a filling dinner.
10. Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken
This recipe calls for shredded chicken, which makes this main dish perfect for enchiladas, tacos, and taco salads. Garlic, onion, and cumin add more flavor to the chicken, and the salsa helps tenderize the chicken to make it perfect for virtually any Mexican dish.
11. Salsa Verde Chicken Bake
If you prefer green salsa, you can try this delectable chicken recipe the next time you’re in the mood for tacos. Tomatillos add mild but noticeable flavor to the salsa, and the chicken is extra delicious when topped with pepper jack cheese. This chicken is the ideal filling for “green” enchiladas or you can enjoy it with your favorite Mexican rice.
12. Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken
This is another slow cooker recipe that will make dinner a breeze if you don’t want to stand over the stove after a long day. This recipe calls for green salsa instead of red, and you can top the chicken with fresh cilantro and parsley once you remove it from the slow cooker. This chicken tastes great on its own but you can also enjoy it with beans and rice.
13. Baked Salsa Chicken with Avocado
If you’re in the mood for a tasty baked chicken dish, try this salsa chicken with your choice of green or red salsa. Once you remove the chicken from the oven, you can top it with a drizzle or two of sour cream and fresh avocado. The cool and neutral flavors of the toppings complement the spicy chicken beautifully.
You can also make a simple avocado salsa with fresh tomatoes to top the chicken.
14. Easy Baked Salsa Chicken and Rice
This decadent recipe is so quick and easy you’ll likely make it often once your family tastes it. Top the chicken with your choice of red or green salsa (or both!) and top the chicken with cheese before putting it in the oven. You can prepare the chicken and rice at the same time so your entire dinner will be ready at the same time.
Since you’re preparing your entree and side dish in the same pan, after-dinner cleanup will be easier.
15. Creamy Salsa Chicken
This chicken is baked in a creamy combination of sour cream and salsa to make the dish more decadent. The sour cream can also cut some of the spice of the salsa if you prefer a mild pepper flavor. This dish tastes great in a taco salad if you’re trying to keep the meal low-carb, but you can also add it to your burritos or serve it with a helping of beans and rice.
16. Mango Salsa Chicken
If you want a chicken dish that features sweet and savory flavors, try this mango salsa chicken recipe. You can prepare the chicken with your favorite mild or hot red salsa and a few mango slices to intensify the flavor. Top the chicken breasts with fresh mango salsa for more texture and the deliciousness of sweet mangoes, which go great with tomatoes and cilantro.
17. Miracle Mango Salsa Chicken
This dish features sweet and spicy mango salsa, chicken thighs, and rice for an all-in-one dish that is filling and delicious. This dish takes just over half an hour to make so your family doesn’t have to wait long to indulge. Sauteing the chicken with olive oil and black pepper adds a roasted, spicy flavor to the chicken.
18. Pineapple Salsa Grilled Chicken
If you’re into salsas that are both spicy and savory, try this pineapple salsa grilled chicken. You can grill the chicken outdoors or on an indoor grill after marinating the chicken in a spicy and savory marinade. Once the chicken is cooked, top it with fresh pineapple salsa and fresh herbs for a refreshing low-carb dinner.
19. Southwest Pineapple Salsa Chicken
This Southwest-style chicken dinner is filled with protein, vitamins, and minerals so you’ll feel great about serving your kids. The chicken features spicy and smoky flavors and the pineapple salsa adds a sweet taste to the chicken dish. Serve this entree with black beans and cilantro rice and offer taco fixings like sour cream or shredded cheese to make this meal complete.
20. 30-Minute Salsa Chicken
This dinner is on the table in half an hour so you don’t have to spend all night in the kitchen. After cooking the chicken in seasonings and salsa to tenderize and flavor it, top the chicken with sliced avocado and tomatoes to add more color and deliciousness to the chicken. Serve with Mexican rice or with steamed veggies like broccoli and spinach if you want to keep the meal low-carb.
21. Avocado Salsa Chicken
If you love the taste of avocado, you can make a delicious salsa with this superfood and top your seasoned breasts with it. You can grill the chicken to lock in the flavor or sautee the chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, and pepper. This low-calorie meal is packed with protein, and you can add more fiber to the meal by serving it on a bed of brown rice or quinoa.
22. Grilled Chicken with Fresh Cherry Salad
Grilled chicken topped with a salsa made from tart cherries is a gourmet Mexican-inspired meal that is sure to wow at dinner parties. The cherry salsa adds beautiful ruby red color to the dish and the sour flavor pairs nicely with the chicken. You can pair this entree with low-carb options like cauliflower rice or baked sweet potato for a keto-friendly meal.
23. Crispy Chicken Thighs with Fresh Cherry Salsa
If you’ve got chicken thighs in the fridge, you can make this decadent dinner in a matter of minutes. Sauteeing the chicken in olive oil gives the meat a crispy skin, and you can make the chicken especially tender by topping it with a salsa made from cherries. The tart and sweet fruit tastes great with chicken and adds a pleasant red tint to the chicken, and adding fresh cracked black pepper is the perfect finishing touch.
24. Skillet Chicken Thighs with Balsamic Glaze and Cherry Salsa
This chicken dinner has a variety of complex flavors due to the tart cherry salsa and the balsamic glaze. This slightly sweet and deliciously savory chicken also features purple onion to add a satisfying crunch to the entree. In addition to the deep red color of the cherries, you can add more visual appeal to the chicken with fresh cilantro.
You can add vegetable side dishes like Mexican corn and cumin-spiced sweet potatoes to make the dish more filling or serve the salsa-topped chicken breasts on a bed of wild rice.
25. Chicken Skewers with Meyer Lemon Salsa
Looking for a new chicken recipe to try on the grill? These chicken skewers are the perfect solution. The seasoned chicken is flavored with Meyer lemon salsa for a burst of citrus flavor and fresh herbs that you won’t want to pass up.
The skewers are a delicious low-carb meal on their own, but you can also add veggies like onions and bell peppers to the skewers to add more nutrition to the meal.