Suit up in your fringiest, most vibrant costume and lace up your dancin’ shoes, because you know what time it is! Let’s get jiggy with Cha-Cha Chicken! Covered with some salsa verde spice and everything nice (as in melty cheese, of course), these pieces of poultry will take the party out of your pantry and onto your plate! Easy as the 1, 2, 3, cha-cha, this dish is all the rage for any dinnertime affair. Now, get out there and dance! Cha-Cha Chicken is waiting for you!

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  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt with parsley
  • pepper, to taste
  • 16 ounces salsa verde or tomatillo salsa, homemade or store-bought, plus more, to taste, for serving
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • fresh cilantro, to taste, chopped, for garnish


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 3 –Drizzle the chicken breasts with the olive oil and season with the garlic salt with parsley and the pepper.

Step 4 –Pour 16 ounces of the salsa verde into the prepared baking dish and then add the chicken breasts.

Step 5 –Bake the chicken breasts until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 35 minutes.

Step 6 –Top the baked chicken breasts with the shredded cheese and turn the oven to the broil setting.

Step 7 –Broil the chicken breasts until the cheese melts.

Step 8 –Serve the chicken breasts topped with the extra salsa verde and the chopped cilantro.

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