Simply baking chicken covered in salsa verde, served over rice or quinoa, makes for one of the easiest dinners ever.
My brother and sister-in-law introduced me to this easy Salsa Verde Chicken recipe a couple of years ago. I always my vacation time with them in the Summer and then again at Christmas. Not only for all the laughs and good times, but for all the fabulous food we create! Their family will coming to my house the day after Christmas for a whole week and I can’t wait to see what goes on our menu.
This is one of those recipes and is fool-proof and full of flavor. I love making it when I need to whip up something quick. While it’s baking, cook the rice or quinoa and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
We also have loads of toppings available to add to it as well. Black beans, corn, avocado, cheese, and cilantro. It is SO delicious!!
1 ½ lbs of boneless chicken breasts or chicken tenders
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 16 oz jar of Salsa Verde
Optional toppings of choice:
½ cup of Monterey Jack Cheese
¼ cup of fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 350 F
Place the chicken in a baking dish
Pour about ¾ of the jar of salsa verde over top of the chicken
Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. (180 degrees on a meat thermometer)
Remove from oven and shred with a fork or pulse in a food processor or a few seconds.
Serve over rice or quinoa.
Top with remaining salsa verde and with toppings of choice listed above.
Easy Salsa Verde Chicken
- 1 ½ lbs of boneless chicken breasts or chicken tenders
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 16 oz jar of Salsa Verde
Optional toppings of choice
- ½ cup of Monterey Jack Cheese
- ¼ cup of fresh cilantro
- Black Beans
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Place the chicken in a baking dish
- Pour about ¾ of the jar of salsa verde over top of the chicken
- Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. (180 degrees on a meat thermometer)
- Remove from oven and serve over rice or quinoa.
- Top with toppings of choice listed above.
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Good morning! Stopping by from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner – thanks so much for sharing this recipe. We are always looking for new ways to spice up our chicken! Think I’ll give this one a try tonight ;o) Hope to see you again this week at the hop! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage
We would just love your Salsa Verde Chicken, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for starting 2015 with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
Happy New Year!
This looks so simple and delicious. I can’t wait to try it! Your post has been selected to be featured on Family Fun Friday—just stop by my blog to grab your “Featured” button; this post featuring your recipe will be up on my blog on Thursday, January 8. I am the new recipes hostess. Thanks for sharing this lovely post at the Linky Party!
This sounds wonderful, and I love that it’s so easy! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday! 🙂
I’ve never tried Verde. This sounds really tasty. Thanks for linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays.
Yum! Salsa verde is so delicious and paired with chicken and those toppings…awesome! Found this on The Pin Junkie linkup 🙂 Can’t wait to explore your blog! Sammi @ Grounded and Surrounded
This looks great….something my family would enjoy. Thank you…. by the way, I love the name of your blog. 🙂
I love easy meals like this! The choice of toppings helps make my kids love something like this as well. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites
Never used Salsa Verde but will give this a try. Aside from the time together with family, like you I love the exceptionally good food at those gatherings! Visitng from Foodie Friday. Happy New Year! Linda
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Stopping by from the Crafty and Delicious Party. This recipe is right up my alley – I LOVE simple and you can’t get any better than this. Thanks for sharing!
I am always looking for easy recipes – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board
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Wow – this looks really good. I LOVE salsa and this looks so easy. Thanks for sharing!
I love adding salsa to meats. It’s my go-to for meals that taste like hard work, but are mostly from a jar! Haven’t tried salsa verde, though, so am all over this. Love it!
oh so very tasty love winter meals like this filling and warm
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