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Picante Chicken

 Picante Chicken
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.
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
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.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.