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THIS SALSA VERDE CHICKEN RECIPE IS wholesome, straightforward and STAND ALONE DELICIOUS MADE WITH ONLY Three INGREDIENTS!


This Salsa Verde Chicken is tangy, flavorful with simply the correct quantity of kick.  It may be served on a mattress of rice  with veggies or immediately transforms salads, burritos, quesadillas, tacos, and so on. into drool worthy meals in minutes.  You’ll love having this juicy, tender Salsa Verde Chicken available for all these busy nights to amp up your dinner routine!    I’ve included range prime and grilling directions for fabulous indoor hen or grilling smoking deliciousness in addition to tons of concepts of the way to use this Salsa Verde Chicken to create a meal. 

up close of sliced salsa verde chicken on a cutting board

When you’ve got been following my cravings for any time in any respect, you understand salsa verde is one of my favourite flavors and components.  Its shiny, recent, tangy, zesty, flashy taste infuses every little thing with a fiesta aptitude from my Salsa Verde Pepper Jack Macaroni and Cheese, to my Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas  (READERS FAV!).  Whereas these recipes are meals, I needed to create a easy Salsa Verde Chicken Recipe that was, straightforward, handy, versatile and of course, sensationally scrumptious.

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Salsa Verde Chicken Recipe

What  I found was that in contrast to my Sluggish Cooker Honey Lime Salsa Verde Chicken that wants a bevy of further spices together with the salsa verde as a result of the flavour will get diluted within the sluggish cooker, this marinated Salsa Verde Chicken recipe didn’t want a factor!  Merely mix olive oil, salsa verde and hen – that’s it!  The salsa verde is already a strong mix of components, so all of the work is completed for us!

Since making this Salsa Verde Chicken recipe, I’ve been obsessed.  I’ve been utilizing salsa verde hen in every little thing  – from burrito bowls, to zoodle bowls with roasted tomatoes, to salads.  It truly is miracle hen preferrred for once you’re craving taste however don’t really feel like cooking.  YAY for straightforward Salsa Verde Chicken!

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WHAT IS SALSA VERDE?

Salsa Verde actually means “salsa green” in Spanish and is a inexperienced salsa made of:

  • tomatillos
  • serrano chile peppers or jalapeno peppers
  • onion
  • garlic cloves
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • floor cumin
  • salt

For this Salsa Verde Chicken recipe you possibly can use my do-it-yourself Salsa Verde Recipe under or retailer purchased.  I’ve made it with each, they usually have been each delish.

three pieces of Salsa Verde Chicken in a skillet with limes and cilantro

HOMEMADE SALSA VERDE RECIPE

  • 1 1/2 lbs. tomatillos husked, rinsed and dried
  • 1-2 serrano chiles or 1-Four jalapeno peppers see notes on spice degree
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped into eight sections
  • Three garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/Four cup packed cilantro
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons recent lime juice
  • half teaspoon floor cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/Four teaspoon floor coriander
  1. Preheat the broiler to excessive with a rack about 6 inches under the warmth supply. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  2. Minimize the tomatillos in half and add to baking sheet together with onions, garlic and peppers. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss to coat. Place the tomatillos reduce aspect down. Broil for 5-7 minutes or till the tomatillos are charred in some spots, flipping the peppers and garlic over half approach via. Take away peppers or tomatillos in the event that they turn into too charred earlier than the remaining of the pan is completed. Alternatively, you’ll be able to char your veggies on a grill for extra smokiness.

  3. As soon as cool sufficient to deal with, chop stem(s) off peppers and take away seeds (save seeds individually however don’t add to blender). Add seeded peppers to blender together with all of the sheet pan contents together with any remaining juices. Add cilantro, lime juice, cumin, salt and coriander.

  4. Pulse or puree till salsa reaches desired consistency, scraping down the edges as wanted. Style and stir in seeds, slightly at a time, for a warmer salsa. Season to style with further lime juice and salt if desired.

  5. Chill salsa within the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. Salsa will thicken within the fridge. 

Retailer salsa in an hermetic container within the fridge for 7-10 days.

Salsa Verde Chicken (3 Ingredients!)

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How one can Make Salsa Verde Chicken

This Salsa Verde Chicken recipe is s splendidly scrumptious however tremendous easy.   I’m the primary so as to add additional seasonings to a recipe once I assume it wants it, however belief, me this Salsa Verde Chicken actually solely wants Three elements!   Marinating your hen is the simplest method to create, tender, juicy, taste bursting hen with little prep.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound hen fillets pounded to a fair thickness
  • half cup Do-it-yourself Salsa Verde or retailer purchased, plus extra for brushing hen after it’s cooked
  • Three tablespoons olive ol divided

DIRECTIONS

  1. Whisk collectively the salsa verde and a couple of tablespoons olive oil in a freezer bag or shallow dish (no matter you will marinate your hen in. Add hen and toss evenly to coat. Marinate within the fridge 2 hours as much as in a single day (the longer the higher).

    up close showing how to make salsa verde chicken by cooking salsa verde chicken in a grill pan

HOW TO COOK SALSA VERDE CHICKEN

You’ll be able to grill your Salsa Verde Chicken or prepare dinner it on your range.  Each produce scrumptious outcomes however your grilled Salsa Verde Chicken will naturally boast a smoky taste and have much less cleanup.

Salsa Verde Chicken STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS 

  1. If your marinated hen has been refrigerated, let sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes (time allowing).
  2. Warmth a big non-stick skillet over medium excessive warmth. As soon as extremely popular, add hen and prepare dinner, undisturbed for Three-5 minutes, or till properly browned (or blackened in the event you want) on one aspect.
  3. Flip hen over, cowl, and scale back warmth to medium. Prepare dinner for about 5-7 extra minutes (relying on thickness of hen), or till hen is cooked by way of. Take away to a slicing board and let relaxation 5 minutes earlier than slicing.

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Salsa Verde Chicken GRILLING DIRECTIONS

  1. If your marinated hen has been refrigerated, let sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes (time allowing).
  2. In the meantime, grease and preheat the grill to medium warmth, 375-450°F.
  3. Grill hen undisturbed for 5-7 minutes per aspect, or till hen is cooked by way of. (An inserted thermometer ought to learn 165 levels F.)  The cooking time will differ relying on the thickness of your hen.
  4. Take away hen from grill and let relaxation 5 minutes earlier than slicing.
  1. top up close view of a piece of grilled Salsa Verde Chicken

 

TIPS AND TRICKS for Salsa Verde Chicken

  • I wish to use hen fillets since you get extra bang for your marinade buck.  You may as well marinate your hen for much less time and nonetheless get nice taste once you use hen fillets.
  • When you don’t have hen fillets, you’ll be able to create them by slicing 2 giant hen breasts in half by way of the equator, like a hamburger bun.
  • You may also use hen thighs that are inherently juicer.
  • In the event you use retailer purchased salsa verde, I like to recommend medium warmth as an alternative of delicate as a result of the warmth shall be diluted if you marinate the hen. Medium salsa verde ensures a lot of taste in our salsa verde hen marinade with out being spicy.
  • Relying on your time, you’ll be able to marinate the hen for two hours or let marinate eight hours.   The longer the hen marinates, the extra tender and flavorful it’ll develop into.  That being stated, in case you are in an excellent time crunch, then you possibly can marinate your hen for as little as 30 minutes at room temperature then simply you’ll want to brush with extra salsa verde after cooking.

 

slicing salsa verde chicken on a cutting board

IS THIS SALSA VERDE CHICKEN RECIPE SPICY?

The Salsa Verde Chicken has a light kick however is extra flavorful than spicy, so that you don’t have to fret about it not being household pleasant.  If you’d like your hen to be spicier, then brush with further salsa verde after cooking.

WAYS TO USE SALSA VERDE CHICKEN

Soooo many prospects on the subject of find out how to use this Salsa Verde Chicken!  Listed here are just some:

  • Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet:  Add some cherry tomatoes to the skillet when you flip your hen over to saute alongside your hen. Add some Monterrey Jack cheese on prime of your hen when it’s virtually completed cooking to soften to ooey gooey cheesiliciousness.  It’s also possible to take away your hen from the skillet, then add no matter veggies your coronary heart wishes to the identical skillet and prepare dinner, then return your hen then prime with cheese.  Serve with rice/quinoa, and so forth.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas:  You’ll be able to chop the salsa verde hen and add it to enchiladas OR you possibly can shred your hen. To shred your hen, add 1 cup water or hen broth to the pan after you’ve gotten flipped your hen over from browning the opposite aspect and canopy.  Proceed to prepare dinner for 15-20 minutes on low or till tender sufficient to shred.  Add Salsa Verde Chicken, cheese and bitter cream to tortillas, roll and place right into a calmly greased casserole dish.  Prime with further salsa verde and cheese (or for a creamy model use this enchilada sauce) and bake for 25 minutes at 350 levels F or till scorching and bubbly.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos:  Pile Salsa Verde Chicken into gentle tortillas or exhausting taco shells together with cheese, lettuce, salsa, guacamole and bitter cream.  If utilizing onerous tacos, then bake for 15 minutes at 350 levels F or till cheese is melted then add toppings.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas: Slice hen into skinny strips.  Stir fry onions and bell peppers with some salsa verde, salt and pepper.  Serve the hen and veggies wrapped in a heat tortilla with bitter cream, pico de gallo/salsa and recent lime.
  • Salsa Verde hen Salad: Toss Salsa Verde Chicken, black beans, recent corn, bell peppers, avocado, Monterrey Jack cheese and sunflower seeds with some lettuce and drizzle with Cilantro Lime Dressing or  with Tomatillo Avocado Ranch.

salsa verde chicken on top of a salad

  • Salsa Verde Chicken Quesadillas: sandwich the Salsa Verde Chicken and cheese in tortillas and bake, grill or soften cheese on the range.  You’ll be able to embrace any filling components from corn to black beans to zucchini to peppers.  Serve with a wholesome dose of bitter cream, salsa and guacamole.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Burritos: Wrap Salsa Verde Chicken, rice, black beans, lettuce, bitter cream and guacamole in a big tortilla.  You may as well rework them into Moist Burritos.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Burrito Bowl: Pile the hen on a mattress of rice with black beans, tomatoes, lettuce and tortilla chips with salsa, bitter cream and guacamole.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice:  Stir rice, black beans, hen, cheese, bitter cream and desired quantity of salsa verde and bake.  See my superior Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice recipe right here.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Pasta:  Roast a pint of cherry tomatoes for 10 minutes at 450 levels.  Add tomatoes, Salsa Verde Chicken and desired quantity of salsa verde to cooked pasta.  Stir in some bitter cream for a creamy model. You also needs to attempt my Salsa Verde Chicken Macaroni and Cheese – so good!

brushing salsa verde chicken with salsa verde after it is cooked

WHAT DO YOU SERVE WITH SALSA VERDE CHICKEN?

If serving your Salsa Verde Chicken plain, listed here are a couple of concepts what to serve with it:

  • RICE or QUINOA.  This Salsa Verde Chicken is scrumptious with plain rice/quinoa or Cilantro Lime Rice. You’ll be able to toss the hen with the rice together with further salsa verde.
  • BEANS.  I often prepare dinner my black beans with my rice, so that you immediately have rice and beans :).
  • CORN.  Additionally it is scrumptious served with corn in all its varieties from easy salt and pepper corn to Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing to Grilled Corn on the Cobb.
  • SALAD.  Serve it on the aspect or on prime of my Southwest Salad –  or Southwest Orzo Salad – yum!
  • ZOODLES.  As I’ve  talked about earlier than, my favourite option to it Salsa Verde Chicken is with roasted tomatoes and zoodles.  I then add further salsa verde to my bowl to make a “sauce.”
  • FRUIT SALAD.  Each meal wants a fruit!  Serve your salsa verde hen with Pina Colada Fruit Salad, Good Fruit Salad or a easy aspect of pineapple, grapes, and so on.
  • CHURROS.  As a result of churros and chocolate sauce.

 

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Salsa Verde Chicken (Three Components!)

This Salsa Verde Chicken recipe is wholesome, straightforward, tangy, flavorful with simply the correct quantity of kick.  It may be served on a mattress of rice  with veggies or immediately transforms salads, burritos, quesadillas, tacos, and so forth. into drool worthy meals in minutes.  You’ll love having this juicy, tender Salsa Verde Chicken available for all these busy nights to amp up your dinner routine!   I’ve included range prime and grilling directions for fabulous indoor hen or grilling smoking deliciousness in addition to tons of concepts of the best way to use this Salsa Verde Chicken to create a meal within the Notes. Verify the submit for what to serve with Salsa Verde Chicken.  

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Elements

  • Four hen fillets pounded to a good thickness
  • 1/2 cup Do-it-yourself Salsa Verde or retailer purchased, plus extra for brushing cooked hen
  • Three tablespoons olive ol divided

Components

  • Four hen fillets pounded to a good thickness
  • 1/2 cup Selfmade Salsa Verde or retailer purchased, plus extra for brushing cooked hen
  • Three tablespoons olive ol divided
up close of sliced salsa verde chicken on a cutting board

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Directions

MARINADE

  1. Whisk collectively the salsa verde and a couple of tablespoons olive oil in a freezer bag or shallow dish (no matter you’ll marinate your hen in. Add hen and toss evenly to coat. Marinate within the fridge 2 hours as much as in a single day (the longer the higher).

STOVETOP INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Let hen sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes (time allowing).

  2. Warmth one tablespoon olive oil in a big skillet over medium excessive warmth. As soon as very popular, add hen and prepare dinner, undisturbed for Three-5 minutes, or till properly browned (or blackened when you favor) on one aspect. Flip hen over, cowl, and scale back warmth to medium. Prepare dinner for about Three-5 extra minutes (relying on thickness of hen), or till hen is cooked by way of.

  3. Take away hen to a slicing board and let relaxation 5 minutes earlier than slicing or chopping. Brush cooked hen with desired quantity of salsa verde glaze. Serve with rice/zoodles, in tacos, salads, enchiladas, burritos, burrito bowls, and so forth.

GRILLING DIRECTIONS

  1. Let hen sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes (time allowing). In the meantime, grease and preheat the grill to medium warmth, 375-450°F.

  2. Grill hen undisturbed for Four-6 minutes per aspect, or till hen is cooked via. (An inserted thermometer ought to learn 160 levels F.)

  3. Take away hen to a slicing board and let relaxation 5 minutes earlier than slicing or chopping. Brush cooked hen with desired quantity of salsa verde glaze. Serve with rice/zoodles, in tacos, salads, enchiladas, burritos, burrito bowls, and so forth.

Recipe Notes

TIPS AND TRICKS 

  • I wish to use hen fillets since you get extra bang for your marinade buck.  You can even marinate your hen for much less time and nonetheless get nice taste once you use hen fillets.
  • If you do not have hen fillets, you’ll be able to create them by slicing 2 giant hen breasts in half via the equator, like a hamburger bun.
  • You can even use hen thighs that are inherently juicer.
  • For those who use retailer purchased salsa verde, I like to recommend medium warmth as an alternative of delicate as a result of the warmth shall be diluted once you marinate the hen. Medium salsa verde ensures a lot of taste in our salsa verde hen marinade with out being spicy.
  • Relying on your time, you possibly can marinate the hen for two hours or let marinate eight hours.   The longer the hen marinates, the extra tender and flavorful it’s going to turn out to be.  That being stated, in case you are in an excellent time crunch, then you’ll be able to marinate your hen for as little as 30 minutes at room temperature then simply remember to brush with extra salsa verde after cooking.

WAYS TO USE SALSA VERDE CHICKEN

Soooo many prospects in terms of find out how to use this Salsa Verde Chicken!  Listed here are just some:

  • Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet:  Add some cherry tomatoes to the skillet when you flip your hen over to saute alongside your hen. Add some Monterrey Jack cheese on prime of your hen when it is virtually completed cooking to soften to ooey gooey cheesiliciousness.  You can even take away your hen from the skillet, then add no matter veggies your coronary heart wishes to the identical skillet and prepare dinner, then return your hen then prime with cheese.  Serve with rice/quinoa, and so on.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas:  You possibly can chop the salsa verde hen and add it to enchiladas OR you possibly can shred your hen. To shred your hen, add 1 cup water or hen broth to the pan after you’ve flipped your hen over from browning the opposite aspect and canopy.  Proceed to prepare dinner for 15-20 minutes on low or till tender sufficient to shred.  Add Salsa Verde Chicken, cheese and bitter cream to tortillas, roll and place right into a flippantly greased casserole dish.  Prime with further salsa verde and cheese (or for a creamy model use this enchilada sauce) and bake for 25 minutes at 350 levels F or till scorching and bubbly.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos:  Pile Salsa Verde Chicken into tender tortillas or arduous taco shells together with cheese, lettuce, salsa, guacamole and bitter cream.  If utilizing arduous tacos, then bake for 15 minutes at 350 levels F or till cheese is melted then add toppings.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas: Slice hen into skinny strips.  Stir fry onions and bell peppers with some salsa verde, salt and pepper.  Serve the hen and veggies wrapped in a heat tortilla with bitter cream, pico de gallo/salsa and recent lime.
  • Salsa Verde hen Salad: Toss Salsa Verde Chicken, black beans, recent corn, bell peppers, avocado, Monterrey Jack cheese and sunflower seeds with some lettuce and drizzle with Cilantro Lime Dressing or  with Tomatillo Avocado Ranch.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Quesadillas: sandwich the Salsa Verde Chicken and cheese in tortillas and bake, grill or soften cheese on the range.  You’ll be able to embrace any filling elements from corn to black beans to zucchini to peppers.  Serve with a wholesome dose of bitter cream, salsa and guacamole.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Burritos: Wrap Salsa Verde Chicken, rice, black beans, lettuce, bitter cream and guacamole in a big tortilla.  You may also rework them into Moist Burritos.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Burrito Bowl: Pile the hen on a mattress of rice with black beans, tomatoes, lettuce and tortilla chips with salsa, bitter cream and guacamole.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice:  Stir rice, black beans, hen, cheese, bitter cream and desired quantity of salsa verde and bake.  See my superior Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice recipe right here.
  • Salsa Verde Chicken Pasta:  Roast a pint of cherry tomatoes for 10 minutes at 450 levels.  Add tomatoes, Salsa Verde Chicken and desired quantity of salsa verde to cooked pasta.  Stir in some bitter cream for a creamy model. You also needs to attempt my Salsa Verde Chicken Macaroni and Cheese – so good!

 

 

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