Chicken with tomatillo sauce is a bright, mexican inspired dish that pairs well with pureed pinto beans. It can also be shredded for tacos or burritos.
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roasted chicken with tomatillo sauce

Creole seasoning and tomatillo salsa come together in this Mexican inspired chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2


  • 2 chicken breasts air-chilled grain-fed
  • 1 cup tomatillo salsa - recipe link below
  • creole seasoning - recipe link below
  • olive oil
  • chicken stock as required


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400F. Place an oven proof skillet in the oven to pre-heat
  • Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil and then season generously with creole seasoning.
  • Roast, skin side up, for about 35-40 minutes. You want an internal temperature of 165F.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and then heat skillet over medium heat.
  • When the skillet is hot, add the tomatillo salsa to the hot pan, stirring to scrape up the browned bits in the pan.
  • Simmer salsa for 3-4 minutes, adding stock to to adjust the consistency.
  • Spoon sauce onto plate, top with the chicken and serve.


If you have a favourite creole seasoning by all means use it. A fine low sodium version creole seasoning recipe can be found here.
You can buy tomatillo salsa or you can make it. I like it much better when I make tomatillo salsa from scratch.