Salsa Fresca Chicken

This Salsa Fresca Chicken makes an unbelievably delicious meal full of fresh flavors.  The tender chicken is seasoned with spices, then smothered in freshly made salsa and baked with rich cheese over top, for dinner that is equally wholesome and Tasty.  Since it only has a few simple ingredients and is all baked in one dish, you can have Salsa Fresca Chicken prepped and to the oven in as little as 15 minutes!  This recipe is delicious, healthy and a crowd pleaser, so it is perfect for both an everyday family dinner or for entertaining.

This recipe is simple to make and packed with fresh delicious ingredients.  I am going to walk you through some of the highlights of the recipe and offer my tips and preferences on how to make it.  Hopefully this will answer any questions you may have on how to prepare the Salsa Fresca Chicken.


2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 cups fresh pico de gallo (I use this homemade Pico de Gallo recipe)
1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded


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.

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