Picante Chicken Recipe

Read Reviews
4 1 1
Publisher Photo
I came up with this recipe after eating a similar dish in a Mexican restaurant. My family enjoys this chicken's slightly spicy flavor...I like its ease of preparation.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green or sweet red pepper
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) picante sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared without added salt and served without rice) equals 3 lean meat 2 vegetables; also 229 calories, 929 mg sodium, 73 mg cholesterol, 12 gm carbohydrate, 28 gm protein, 7 gm fat.


  1. In a large skillet or wok, saute chicken in oil for 10-12 minutes or until juices run clear. Add onion, celery and pepper; saute until crisp-tender. Add picante sauce, lemon-pepper and salt if desired; simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Picante Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p44

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Picante Chicken

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"I enjoyed how easy this recipe was and the chicken was flavorful. I used a store brand salsa instead of picante and I think next time I will season the chiken with salt and pepper before I brown it. Great recipe. Thank you."

Loading Image