I Found My Salsa Chicken Recipe

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I made up this recipe almost seventeen years ago when I first moved to Oregon and discovered a magical substance called Tillamook cheese. For the salsa I would buy a locally prepared one, but now I just throw my own salsa together quickly in the blender. I'd usually serve this with black beans or marinated garbanzo beans and a simple tossed mixed greens' salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large cast iron skillet, heat up about 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high heat and brown the chicken on both sides, about 10 minutes.
  2. Season with lemon-pepper seasoning (or black pepper) to taste. Sprinkle the oregano and cumin on top of the breasts.
  3. Spoon and spread the salsa on top.
  4. Place the onion slices on top of the chicken breasts along with the garlic.
  5. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
  6. Last 5 minutes of cooking, sprinkle on the grated cheese and garnish with black olives.


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I loved this dish! Especially the fact that it's low in calories and fat. I liked the blend of ingredients, which made it taste great! This will be put on my meal plan menus for the month :) Thank you for sharing it with us Cookgirl.

Linda's Busy Kitchen October 18, 2008

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