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Salsa Avocado Roast Chicken Skillet

Salsa Avocado Roast Chicken Skillet

Looking for a simple cast iron skillet chicken recipe? Try my easy Mexican Chicken Skillet - tender chicken drumsticks marinated in fresh Salsa, baked until crispy and served with more salsa and creamy avocado slices! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken with salsa, Mexican chicken skillet, roast chicken dinner
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 412 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 3 lbs chicken drumsticks (or your favorite chicken parts)
  • 1 batch restaurant style Mexican salsa (or your favorite jarred salsa)
  • 1/2 red onion minced or pureed in a food processor
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking pan, or individual serving size cast iron skillets, with parchment paper, or just cover the bottom with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  3. In a large bowl, mix half of the salsa with all the ingredients and leave the other half in a separate bowl.
  4. Toss in the chicken pieces in the bowl of the spiced up salsa.
  5. You may leave this to marinate for 30 minutes and up to 3 hours.
  6. Bake the chicken for 35 minutes ( time is for these drumsticks, more or less time will depend on the cut of the chicken).
  7. Once the chicken is ready and crispy on the outside, top it with the remaining salsa and arrange avocado slices, tomatoes, corn chips and your favorite sides around it.

Recipe Notes

  • For especially tender and flavorful chicken, marinate it in the salsa for about 3 hours, or overnight.
  • Adjust the spice level to your personal taste by adding more jalapeno and chili powder or leave it out altogether!
  • Use homemade salsa to turn this Mexican dish into a clean eating and paleo chicken dinner!
Nutrition Facts
Salsa Avocado Roast Chicken Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 209mg70%
Sodium 1454mg63%
Potassium 908mg26%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 980IU20%
Vitamin C 8.4mg10%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.