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Chicken Picante Recipe

Chicken Picante Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (calculated without rice) equals 209 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 1,009 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Chicken Picante

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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."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"Don't let the simplicity fool you. This dish is delicious. The chicken is juicy and the sauce is delightful."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"Very easy to make and very good tasting."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"I made it for two. I also used salsa and it still turned out good."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2009

"Easy and delish!!"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2008

"I keep the ingredients on hand to make Picante Chicken when I've had a hard day, and I get full credit (spouse approval) of a meal well-made. I don't dare tell him how simple it is!!

Delicious served as-is in the picture."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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