Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet

Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet, a healthy one-pot dish that is so tantalizing, yet easy on the waistline!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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The chicken goes back in the skillet with a couple handfuls of cilantro to simmer for a few minutes and dinner is served!

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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!

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5 from 18 votes

Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet - A healthy one-pot chicken recipe bathed in a spicy cream sauce that is light on the waistline!
Servings: 4
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet
Amount Per Serving (10 ounces)
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 1387mg 58%
Potassium 987mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 8g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 22.8%
Vitamin C 13.9%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is a wonderful leftover, but not a great freezer meal.

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20 comments on “Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet

  1. Ashleyposted August 22, 2018 at 4:19 pm Reply

    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.

  2. Nikkiposted November 1, 2017 at 11:42 pm Reply

    Tasty and easy. Loved the suggestions to serve it with zucchini noodles. Will definitely be making again!

  3. Marieposted March 31, 2017 at 3:10 pm Reply

    Made your Verde chicken today & loved it! Served it over zucchini noodles. ..perfect! My man was super-impressed with flavours too! Thanks again ♡

    • Sommerposted April 18, 2017 at 8:54 am Reply

      Hi Marie,

      YAY!! I’m so glad you liked it. The zucchini noodles sound fantastic with it!

  4. Yonnaposted September 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm Reply

    My family absolutely loves this recipe!! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

  5. Stephanie @Stephanies az kitchenposted September 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm Reply

    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? 

  6. Stephanieposted August 26, 2016 at 6:11 pm Reply

    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! 

  7. Kristiposted August 9, 2016 at 9:14 pm Reply

    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! 

  8. Julia Hposted August 3, 2016 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Excellent!  I made it tonight and my family loved it.  I served the sauce over brown rice.

  9. Jennifer Hickeyposted August 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm Reply

    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! 

    • Sommerposted August 9, 2016 at 9:21 am Reply

      Hi Jennifer!

      So so glad you guys liked it. XOXO

  10. maxposted July 28, 2016 at 12:47 am Reply

    Amazing! Looks so colorful and delicious.I’m gonna make this just now. Already got print of this page. Thanks

  11. naomiposted July 26, 2016 at 9:26 pm Reply

    Such a crowd pleasing dish!

  12. Jessicaposted July 26, 2016 at 7:05 pm Reply

    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!

  13. Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 25, 2016 at 1:18 pm Reply

    I love how creamy and easy this is!

  14. Gaby Dalkinposted July 25, 2016 at 12:55 pm Reply

    Creamy and healthy? Count me in! I can see why your family loves this recipe!

  15. Emily @ Life on Foodposted July 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm Reply

    This sounds good. I know I would like it…fingers crossed everyone else does too. Pinned!

  16. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted July 25, 2016 at 11:11 am Reply

    That chicken looks so nice and creamy and good!

  17. Mariaposted July 25, 2016 at 10:31 am Reply

    Looks like a recipe sure to please the family!

  18. cookbook queenposted July 25, 2016 at 9:04 am Reply

    My boys are obsessed with anything salsa verde and I am ALWAYS looking for easy new dinner recipes! This is PERFECT.