Salsa Chicken, a bariatric recipe for after weight loss surgery

Salsa Chicken

When it comes to living your best life after weight loss surgery, it’s important to adhere to your bariatric portion size recommended by your doctor. With your portion sizes, you don’t have to give up flavor when you’re looking for bariatric-friendly recipes. If you’re looking for a recipe loaded with flavor and can provide you with a decent protein count, then you’ve come to the right place!

Our salsa chicken recipe is guaranteed to be your next household favorite dish. We had a chance to share this recipe with our WLS Afterlife team and they could not get over how flavorful this dish is. This recipe has a Chipotle-style look and taste but without the cost or time. Bring your favorite Mexican flavors right to your kitchen in a matter of minutes. 

This boneless chicken breast stayed juicy and tender while it baked on a bed of corn, black beans, and salsa. While we do have some carbs in this recipe, there are not a lot of calories from added sugar. Overall you are providing your body with protein from the chicken and black beans, which will help you feel fuller longer. 

This recipe was easy to make from beginning to end. This salsa chicken recipe is perfect for when you’re short on time but are looking for a delicious homemade dinner. We chose to go with our favorite restaurant-style salsa which didn’t have much of a spicy kick to it. However, what’s great about this recipe is, if you are looking to add some spice then you definitely can by selecting your favorite salsa. Just be sure to choose a salsa that is low in sugar. 

WLS Afterlife is dedicated to presenting new bariatric-friendly meals weekly so you can continue to enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to enjoy! If you try any of our bariatric-friendly meals, be sure to tag us on social media! 

Please note that we always recommend our WLS Afterlife viewers follow their doctor’s dietary guidelines, regardless of our recipe instructions. If we listed an ingredient you were told to avoid, write to us so we may provide you with plenty of other tasty alternatives.


1/2 C Frozen Corn

1 Can Black Beans – Drained

1 1/2 C Salsa – Divided (Make sure it’s no sugar added)

1/2 t Cumin

1 t Minced Garlic

2 Small Boneless Chicken Breasts – Cut in Half

Salt & Pepper


Mix corn, beans, 1 C salsa, cumin and garlic together.

Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.

Add salsa mixture to dish.

Salt and pepper chicken and lay on top of mixture.

Top with remaining ½ cup salsa.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

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