Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet

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Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet – an easy one pan pasta skillet with salsa verde, chicken, and lots of melty gooey cheese!

Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet – an easy one pan pasta skillet with salsa verde, chicken, and lots of melty gooey cheese!


I hope that you had a good weekend.  My husband had to work one day, so I got to spend extra time with my 10 year old just the two of us.  We spent all summer together, but now that school has started, things are busier and we just don’t have the time.  He gets home from school and has homework or Lego practice, then it is dinner and bedtime already.  So it was nice to take a little time and just hang out.  Because let’s face it, at 10 he still likes me, and that will end pretty soon.

Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

If you have been around these parts at all, you know that I am all about a quick and easy dinner.  And if it can be made in one pan, even better!  Weeknights are busy, so I want to get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes and not have another 30 minutes of dishes and clean up to do afterwards.

So I am all about giving you one pan, pasta skillet, quick and easy dinner ideas.  And this Salsa verde chicken skillet completely fits the bill.  Not to mention it is creamy, cheesy, and pretty much comfort food as well.  Your family will definitely thank you for this one!

Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet – an easy one pan pasta skillet with salsa verde, chicken, and lots of melty gooey cheese!

The idea of any pasta skillet recipe is everything cooks in one pan, including the pasta.  For this one you brown the chicken, and then remove it from the pan. It would get chewy and kind of gross if you left it in while the pasta cooked.  Then you add milk, salsa, and chicken stock with the pasta to cook it, add the chicken back in, mix in cheese and you are done!

Pasta Skillets are my go to dinner on weeknights, my whole family enjoys them, the leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day, and it is always what my 10 year old requests when I ask him for ideas.  So instead of those plain chicken breasts you are going to bake up, try this salsa verde chicken skillet for dinner tonight!

salsa verde chicken skillet in a pan
4.50 from 6 votes

Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet

By Erin
Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet – an easy one pan pasta skillet with salsa verde, chicken, and lots of melty gooey cheese!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 5


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1 4oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 cup half and half or milk
  • 3 cups dried penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to coat the pan. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Add to hot oil, and brown for about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan, and set aside. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Add chicken stock, salsa verde, green chilies, half and half, and pasta to the skillet. Bring to a boil Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked.
  • Add chicken back to the pan. Stir in 1 cup of cheese. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup over cheese over the top. Cover and cook for 2 minutes until melted.
  • Serve


Recipe Adapted from Kevin & Amanda


Serving: 1g | Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 552
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  1. You can’t beat a skillet dinner – so easy, and not much washing up 😉 I might try making a vegetarian version of this, the flavours sound wonderful!