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Salsa Fresca Chicken Bake

An incredibly delicious chicken dinner loaded with fresh flavors. This crazy good chicken bake with salsa Fresca is so quick and easy to make, with easy-to-find ingredients. Tender chicken breasts are diced and seasoned with spices, then smothered in freshly made salsa and baked to melting perfection with a bubbly cheesy topping. If you are looking for a simple and delicious meal idea, try this baked chicken recipe tonight, you’re guaranteed to make a hit. Enjoy!


✓ 2 lbs chicken breast, boneless and skinless

✓ 1/4 teaspoon cumin

✓ 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

✓ 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

✓ 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

✓ 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes

✓ 2 cups diced grape or Roma tomatoes

✓ 1/2 cup chopped onion

✓ 1/3 cup chopped jalapeño

✓ 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

✓ 1/2 lime, juiced

✓ 1 cup shredded Mozzarella


  1. To make the salsa Fresca chicken bake: Preheat the oven to 400˚F (200ºC). Chop chicken breasts into small pieces. In a salad bowl, combine tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  1. Arrange the chicken pieces flat in a large baking dish and season evenly with cumin, garlic, red chili pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Give a quick stir to combine chicken evenly with seasoning. Cover chicken pieces with the diced tomatoes, onion, and jalapeño, then top with shredded mozzarella.
  1. Bake the salsa Fresca chicken on the middle rack for 25 – 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink (internal temperature of 165˚F – 74ºC). Garnish the salsa Fresca chicken bake with more chopped cilantro, and serve hot with your favorite side dish – like rice, bulgur, cauliflower rice, pasta, tortillas… Enjoy!