Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet, a healthy one-pot dish that is so tantalizing, yet easy on the waistline!
It can be really tricky to find healthy dinner options your family won’t snub.
Although I have come up with quite a few healthy kid-friendly recipes over the years, there are still times I set a meal down on the table, thinking my family is going to love it, only to find they aren’t as excited about it as I am.
This is not one of those meals.
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet is quick and easy main course dinner option that is both healthy and seemingly decadent. The silky pan sauce is rich and zesty with a striking tex-mex flavor that seasons and softens the chicken while cooking. It’s fabulous served over rice, or with a side of veggies.
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet is just the thing to feed your picky eaters!
The creamy salsa verde sauce is made with garlic, tomatillo salsa, chicken broth, and low fat cheese cheese. I personally like using the “greek yogurt” cream cheese because it’s low in fat and higher in protein.
Simply sautéed thin chicken cutlets in a large skillet until they are golden-brown. Then take them out of the skillet and whisk together garlic, salsa verde, broth, and cream cheese until the cream cheese melts into the salsa creating a rich creamy sauce.
The chicken goes back in the skillet with a couple handfuls of cilantro to simmer for a few minutes and dinner is served!
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet is a meal your family will ask for again and again. It’s quickly become one of our go-to meals when I don’t want to argue with (or threaten) the kids at the dinner.
Even when I skip the carbs and serve it with roasted veggies, no one ever complains once they smell Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet wafting from the stove top!
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet
- 1 1/2-2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets (chicken breast cut into thin pieces)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 16 ounces salsa verde (1 jar)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- Salt and pepper
- Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and once melted, add the chicken breast cutlets. Salt and pepper liberally. Sear the chicken for 3-4 minutes per side, then remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
- In the same skillet, sauté the garlic for 1-2 minutes. Pour in the salsa verde, chicken broth, and add the cream cheese. Whisk the mixture until the cream cheese melts, and the sauce comes together smoothly.
- Once the sauce is smooth and creamy, add the chicken breasts back to the skillet, along with the cilantro. Warm and flip for 3-5 minutes. Serve the chicken covered in the creamy salsa verde pan sauce.
Making this recipe? Follow us on Instagram and tag @ASpicyPerspective so we can share what you’re cooking!
I really enjoyed this and my husband went back for more so it definitely got his approval! I did replace the cilantro with 1 TBP of freeze-dried parsley since we don’t care for cilantro.
Pingback: Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet – Nyttig mat ska vara god
Can I use pesto sauce , instead of the salsa verde ????? Love your recipes Lucille
Absolutely! If you give it a try, please report back. :)
It was a great tasting dish thanks for the recipe.
Waooo definitivamente me encantó muchísimas gracias a Td mi familia les encantó sin palabras muyy ricooo gracias
Just made this and it is so good! Will be making it again and again.
Pingback: 10 Best Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes in 2020 » Believe inside part of YOUR
We made this for dinner the other night and it was fabulous! Thanks for a great recipe. We will definitely be making this again.
Great recipe! I’ve made this several times now, with some variations and they have all come out well. I’ve used both chicken breasts and boneless thighs (drain some of the fat off before starting the sauce) and I ‘ve used the Greek yogurt cream cheese, regular and low fat cream cheese. Worked well every time. This is the first recipe I’ve tried from this blog and the success of this one makes me want to try out some more. Thank you for posting.
Tasty and easy. Loved the suggestions to serve it with zucchini noodles. Will definitely be making again!
Made your Verde chicken today & loved it! Served it over zucchini noodles. ..perfect! My man was super-impressed with flavours too! Thanks again ♡
YAY!! I’m so glad you liked it. The zucchini noodles sound fantastic with it!
My family absolutely loves this recipe!! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
Was great. Super flavorful. Served it tonight at dinner over brown rice. I thought it was a tad spicy but used a diff brand of salsa verde than usual. My chicken took a bit longer to cook through 5 minutes each side. But was really impressed how fast dinner was done! Any ideas how to thicken the sauce? More cheese less chicken broth?
Loved the comment about serving it over brown rice. Great idea. I just picked up the ingredients going to make it Monday. Mondays are pretty stressful with me, my husband, and oldest son all having piano lessons in the evening – this might solve my take out rut that I have landed it. Its fast and healthy! :) Great pictures that creamy sauce looks so good!
Delicious! I am eating this right now. Mine doesn’t look as creamy as the photos but holy yummy I could eat that sauce with a spoon!!! My salsa was a little spicy but that’s fine because my husband and I love spicy! I will get mild next time and serve this the next time I have company over. It is SO good!
Excellent! I made it tonight and my family loved it. I served the sauce over brown rice.
From the 3 year old to the 76 year old…everyone LOVED this dish. I ate it for breakfast over cilantro lime rice. YUM! Can’t wait to make it again!
So so glad you guys liked it. XOXO
Amazing! Looks so colorful and delicious.I’m gonna make this just now. Already got print of this page. Thanks
Such a crowd pleasing dish!
I made this for dinner last night, and it was delicious! My whole family loved it! I served it over spiralized zucchini. I ate the leftovers for breakfast. So yummy!
I love how creamy and easy this is!
Creamy and healthy? Count me in! I can see why your family loves this recipe!
This sounds good. I know I would like it…fingers crossed everyone else does too. Pinned!
That chicken looks so nice and creamy and good!
Looks like a recipe sure to please the family!
My boys are obsessed with anything salsa verde and I am ALWAYS looking for easy new dinner recipes! This is PERFECT.