38 Reviews

Made this tonight for DH's birthday dinner, along with black beans, and he loved it! I used hot Arriba! roasted salsa with chipotle peppers, and boy, was it nice and zingy! I had two boneless skinless chicken breasts and two legs with skin and bones, so I browned the legs and cooked them separately for about 20 minutes, then browned the chicken breasts, then baked them as directed. Delicious! Loved how the vinegar, brown sugar, and dijon mustard really added a depth of flavor to the sauce. Thanks, Denise, for a lovely birthday dinner!

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Lizzie-Babette December 01, 2002

Made this tonight using the fresh salsa you buy at the the grocery store deli or refrigerated section, the salsa in a plastic container. I used three breasts which I butterflied. I followed directions exactly. I loved it! Initially after mixing the sauce and tasting before cooking, I was a little unsure. I put it in the oven and hoped for the best and was pleasantly surprised. My 8 year old liked it, my 11 year old ate it which is all I can hope for, and my 5 year old loved it and asked for seconds. The ease of preparation and the finished result are amazing. My husband hasn't tried it yet but he's usually no better than the 11 year old with new recipes so I guess we'll see. If he likes it, it will be a weekly dish.

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marivera71 April 07, 2011

I may as well toss all of my other recipes for this dish because this isn't your Mama's plain old salsa chicken! The flavors combined well, but each element shined on it's own in the dish. The balsamic gave it a sweetness, the salsa added the spicy and the brown sugar helped the sauce to thicken nicely and cling to the chicken. It took about 5 minutes to prep and I cooked 5 small/medium B/S breasts for 40 minutes and they were cooked perfectly. My kids loved it and my husband all but licked his plate! I served it with Black Bean and Couscous Salad and it made for a very satisfying dinner. Thank you for posting! We have a winner!

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PSU Lioness August 13, 2012

This was very good, a quick last minute recipe. I put on a pot of yellow rice and threw some sweet corn in it. Yummy. They went together perfectly. I can't wait to make this again. Thank you so much for this recipe.

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Healthy and Happy January 07, 2009

Juicy, tender, and a great flavor is how these turned out. I put 3 whole skinless chicken breast in the pan and there was plenty of salsa mix for all three. I did have to bake for about 1 hour 10 minutes total. You really need to try this recipe because it is so FAST to put together.

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Charlotte J June 09, 2003

I REALLY enjoyed this. Was just looking for a salsa chicken recipe since its generally easy and tasty without much work, and though I was a bit skeptical about the vinegar, this recipe really elevated salsa chicken. A really complex sauce for 5 minute preparation! I've made it twice in the last 2 weeks and it was just as good the second time around.

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Eccoglyph May 31, 2014

Very good and quick! The family loved it!

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modelkc June 04, 2013

Outstanding!! I used home made salsa in this - upped the quantities to serve a dinner party of 7 and everyone adored this dish. My son wants the recipe to take back to college, and with four ingredients it's a sure bet it'll succeed for him, too! Great, great, great.

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vrvrvr March 05, 2013

Good, easy recipe. My sauce didn't thicken at all, I think I would have liked it a bit better if it had. I butterflied 3 breasts and they cooked perfectly in 30 minutes. Served it with spiced couscous. Thanks!

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lolablitz October 24, 2012

Made it tonight, loved the mixture of salsa and brown sugar, just really well, everyone said they loved it. I have a bigger family than the serving size so I made more chicken, I would cook the chicken for an hour and it was moist and very good. Totally recommend the recipe.

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bledford2882 November 03, 2011
Baked Salsa Chicken Breast