Sassy Chicken & Peppers Recipe
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Sassy Chicken & Peppers Recipe

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Sharing supper with a friend who’s watching his or her weight? Taco seasoning, salsa and a squirt of lime add up to a nice summery flavor for chicken—but a slim 239 calories for you! —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 small sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 239 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 2 fat.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning. In a small nonstick skillet, cook chicken in 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Saute onion and peppers in remaining oil until crisp-tender; stir in salsa and lime juice. Spoon mixture over chicken. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Sassy Chicken & Peppers in Healthy Cooking June/July 2011, p54

Sweet White Wine

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

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sdipiazza 241505
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"Delicious..I didn't make any changes except to use cooking spray to cook the chicken and when the peppers were crisp tender I put the chicken back into the pan and let it warm up again. Served with a baked potato...Great recipe."

bjsilve0 94422
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"Very good and low calories."

Sara Irvine 94421
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"one more thing: It does not look like this picture. One could add even more peppers to this dish. The more the better."

Sara Irvine 75410
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"My mom made this and I loved it! It tasted like candy! :) I couldnt get enough of it. You dont even miss any bread or tortilla flavor. Much less calories than most of the other recipes with these ingredients: chicken, salsa, green peppers. I am making this for Memorial Day when our friends are coming over. Serving it with home-made 4 cheese macaroni and cheese. Should comlpiment well!"

danid 168394
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"This was very easy and delish!! I used the frozen grilled chicken instead of fresh and I'll do that next time too to cut down on cooking time. This would be good in a tortilla too. Will def. make agai."

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