One-pot Gluten-free Salsa Chicken And Rice #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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One-pot Gluten-free Salsa Chicken And Rice

I get in these moods where I want fresh salsa. I found some in the deli section of the grocery store on sale and snagged them. I had some chicken I had to make and decided to give this a whirl. It’s super easy to make. I used a mild salsa which did leave the dish with a little zip and zing but no heat. My son said he thought the dish smelled great, and tasted like something you’d get in a Mexican restaurant that we used to have in our area. The dish is easy to adapt in regards to heat, just use a hotter salsa if that’s your thing. Here’s how I made it.

One-pot Gluten-free Salsa Chicken And Rice Recipe


  • 1.75 – 2 lbs chicken tenderloins
  • 36 oz fresh salsa (I used mild)
  • 2 cups Minute Rice
  • 4-8 oz shredded cheddar cheese (or taco or any other cheese you prefer)


Turn the Ninja on and use the oven mode, setting it to 400.

Place chicken into the pan.

One-pot Gluten-free Salsa Chicken And Rice recipe

Pour the salsa over the chicken, making sure all of it is covered.

Cook for 35 minutes (the chicken will be almost done).

Add rice into pan and stir well, making sure all rice covered with salsa.

Cook for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle the shredded cheese across the top.

One-pot Gluten-free Salsa Chicken And Rice recipe

Cook for 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Serve immediately.

Do you have a favorite recipe that calls for salsa?

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Nicole March 3, 2015 - 3:29 pm

I’m so happy you shared this! I’ve been “collecting” gluten free recipes with the hopes of changing my lifestyle. I will definitely try this. Thank you!

Travel Blogger March 3, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Looks great! I needed some new ideas for this week, I’m in a rut.

Kim Croisant March 3, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Not a favorite salsa, but I do love a good gluten-free recipe. This looks really good. I’ll have to try it soon.

Jenn March 3, 2015 - 8:23 pm

All you had to say was one pot lol. I will be giving this a try next week, I know the kids will LOVE it!

patricia Marsden March 13, 2015 - 11:08 am

I use it on fish.


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