Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken Recipe
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Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken Recipe

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A few convenience items combine with chicken to create a zesty main dish. Garnish with chopped green onions if you like.—Sheri White, Higley, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 jar (11 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sugar peach spreadable fruit
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 212 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 738mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 very lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place taco seasoning in a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken and toss to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil until no longer pink. Combine salsa and preserves; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until heated through Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2010, p34

Sweet White Wine

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

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meesa.dustin User ID: 7160513 219454
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"I love this dish. I make it all the time for my husband. I used canned peaches with sugar that I biol to make my own preserves and it is wonderful. Just the right combination of sweet and spicy."

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