Craving Mexican food?  You'll be delighted with this aromatic Chicken Salsa Verde recipe that's packed with all the flavors that come with Mexican food like cumin, cilantro, and verde salsa.

It's low carb and compatible with Ideal Protein Diet phases.  Also, I use the Misto Oil Atomizer to spray the pan and chicken with olive oil to reduce the amount of oil used during cooking.

Chicken Salsa Verde Browning

You can make your own salsa verde with tomatillos; however for this recipe I just picked up a jar of organic salsa verde since I was in a hurry but wanted maximum flavor.

Chicken Salsa Verde Sauce

Another key feature of this recipe is using stainless steel pans so you can scrape up the bits from the chicken browning which will make your sauce even richer.  Yum!

Chicken Salsa Verde Simmering

The Chicken Salsa Verde picture also shows Mexican Verde Salsa Rice which is a great combination for a Mexican feast delight!

Mexican Chicken Salsa Verde with Rice

Chicken Salsa Verde Recipe
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Low carb and Ideal Protein Compatible
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1.5 cups organic verde salsa
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp cumin
  1. Heat large pan on medium.
  2. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry.
  3. Spray pan with olive oil and then spray each chicken breast lightly with olive oil. Salt and pepper each fillet and then brown each fillet on each side until it's almost cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts and then add garlic and saute until golden.
  5. Add chicken broth and scrape up bits from bottom of pan then add verde salsa, cilantro, and cumin, bring to a boil.
  6. Once sauce comes to a boil, reduce temperature to a simmer and add chicken breasts covering each breast with the salsa verde sauce.
  7. Let the chicken and sauce marinate together for about 20 minutes and serve. Serve with Mexican Rice (actually made from cauliflower instead of rice for a low carb alternative).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4





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