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Casserole dish with cheese and fresh parsley covering the salsa chicken

Oven Baked Pumpkin Salsa Chicken

This is a delicious spin on the traditional salsa chicken! It is made with pumpkin salsa and topped with melted cheese to create a meal that is not only easy, using only a couple of ingredients, but a fan favorite as well!
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword oven baked pumpkin salsa chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 320kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Chunky Pumpkin Salsa made in the link
  • 4 slices cheese we used provolone
  • 2 tbsp parsely fresh, chopped


  • Preheat oven at 375 degrees.
  • Make sure there to have a batch of the Chunky Pumpkin Salsa (or Pumpkin Salsa of your choice) before starting.
  • Heat stove top to medium high and place large saute pan on hot stove top. Allow to heat up 3-4 minutes. Pour in the 2 tbsp of olive oil and it should smoke. Place the 4 chicken breasts on the hot oil and cook for 4-7 minutes each side.
  • While the chicken is cooking in the pan, pour 1/2 of Chunky Pumpkin Salsa in a baking dish.
  • When chicken has been browned on both sides (it will not be finished cooking), place on top of the salsa. Top with remaining salsa. Bake for 25-35 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • Once the internal temerature of the chicken has reached near 165 degrees. Top with the cheese of choice and cook for an additional 5 minutes so cheese has a chance to melt and become gooey. Removce from oven.
    Casserole dish with cheese and fresh parsley covering the salsa chicken
  • Sprinkle chopped parsley on top of chicken and serve over rice, noodles or on its own.


Substitute any pumpkin salsa you choose.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 836mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg