Chicken Picante Recipe
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Chicken Picante Recipe

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My husband used to claim this entree as his specialty until I made it and discovered how quick and easy it is. Our two sons love the juicy chicken while my husband and I enjoy the twist that brown sugar and mustard give the picante sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) picante sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 209 calories, 2g fat (0.550g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1009mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0.550g fiber), 26g protein


  1. Place chicken in a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the picante sauce, brown sugar and mustard; pour over chicken.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-35 minutes or a meat thermometer reads 170°. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Picante Chicken in Quick Cooking July/August 2001, p31

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2016

"I have made this several times as written, but I now add about 2 tablespoons of honey to the sauce & we love it this way. It is so moist & serving it with rice makes good use of the sauce."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"Simple and delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013


Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"This recipe has the most amazing flavor.I love it. Very easy to make."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"I wasn't a huge fan of this recipe. I could have just eaten the chicken and been happy. I might have needed more sugar or mustard, but either way, all i tasted was picante sauce. It was over powering. I will prolly make this again, but try my own twist on it."

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