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Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken Recipe

Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken Recipe

My husband and three children love this tender chicken that has a spicy sauce. Peach preserves add just a touch of sweetness, while taco seasoning and salsa give this dish some kick. This entree can be made even zippier yet by adding more taco seasoning and using spicier salsa. —Sheri White, Higley, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with 1 tablespoon oil; calculated without rice) equals 301 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 985 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 23 g protein.

Reviews for Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"Very yummy! My mom thought it too spicy but I used regular taco seasoning and medium heat salsa which is what we always use in tacos."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"This was really good. Definitely a "crowd pleaser"!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"Very Good and easy. Used sugar-free apricot jam. Served with whole grain spaghetti."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"This was pretty good and it froze and reheated nicely"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"Another winner. The chicken was very tender. The peach preserves "mellowed out" the salsa without tasting strongly of peach flavor. It combined with rice well and was an overall very tasty and filling dish with a mild kick to it. It was an easy and quick to prepare meal. Really enjoyed it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"So simple and delicious!! A great recipe for busy week nights. I followed it to a T. I used a mild salsa and mild taco seasoning for the kids' sensitive palate. I spiced mine up with red pepper flakes and it was great! Will make this again and again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"I used Peach Pineapple salsa and added some onion, green and yellow bell pepper strips and my family raved over it. I also did the suggestion of oven grilling the chicken first so no need to fry anything. It's so a keeper!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

"This was good! Only sub was apricot for peach preserves since that's what I had. Always happy to find a new way to dress up chicken and this is def a keeper. Only downside was my two-year old didn't like it...but she's picky & at least she liked the rice I made with it so didn't really have to make a whole other meal ;)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"I make this using sugar free apricot preserves. Also no oil to saute the chicken, just use a cooking spray in the pan. Really lowers the calories."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2015

"I was very skeptical about the strange combination of ingredients, but thought I would trust those 25 five-star reviews and give it a try. It really is delicious! I also didn't have peach preserves on hand, so I used cranberry sauce, as others suggested. Try this! It's a fast dinner fix, and you probably have everything already in your kitchen!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"Easy and delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"this was way to easy for the taste. It was sooooooo good! YUMMY"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"Fantastic! Quick, easy and delicious! Will make again and again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"This was very good, and great for a quick meal."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"Easy, simple, tasty and I need to make sure to use mild salsa for my kids. I would like to try using cranberry sauce instead of the preserves as other reviewers suggested."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"WOW!!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could. I made it exactly as the recipe states, only I used apricot preserves because I had it in my pantry. Definitely will be making again and again and again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"This was surprisingly good! After reading the ingredient list I thought...."I'm not sure about this..." but this was delicious. I didn't bother with the oil. I just seasoned the chicken and tossed it in the skillet until it was cooked. Did I mention this was a QUICK meal!?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"This was so tasty and easy to make! My husband made it this time in a flash! A keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 23, 2012

"My whole family and friends love this dish. I lower the fat by coating the chicken with the taco mix and baking for half hour til done. No frying. When I'm pressed for time I have sprinkled taco mix on cooked chicken and left in a bag all day. When ready, I just followed the rest of the recipe. Voila, instant dinner. And oh so GOOD."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"My husband and I didn't care for this recipe. It was a little too sweet for our taste. If I ever make it again, I will probably half the amount of preserves the recipe calls for."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"This recipe was a huge hit with my family. I love the contrast in the flavors. Even my 1 yr old son loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"Made it many times before, loved it, hadn't had it in a while and went on line to be sure of ingredients - having it again this week :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Delicious and so easy, I have made this several times now. Great over rice or noodles..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"Love this! It's perfect no changes needed."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"WONDERFUL CAN'T REALLY SAY I MADE IT WORD FOR WORD CAUSE I USED PORK AND WOW. ALSO USED CAN OF STEWED TOMATOES AND A COUPLE OF DASHES OF HOT SAUCE WOW. PUT IT ALL IN THE SLOW COOKER AND LET IT GO. WE HAD IT TONIGHT AND WE ALL LOVED IT. NEXT TIME I WILL USE CHICKEN LOL BUT AFTER ALL PORK IS THE OTHER WHITE MEAT!!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Great easy recipe. I also tried it with Cranberry sauce instead of the peach preserves and can't imagine it getting any better!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Delicious! This is a family favorite at my house. My 12 yr old requests it often. The sauce alone is great on the rice! And, bonus, it's so EASY to make! I use picante sauce instead of salsa."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"Wow! This was a fast, quick meal to make and it tasted great! I only need to make a meal for two so 2 chicken breasts 3/4 c. of rice and halving the rest of ingredients worked perfect. I love the low calorie count also! I will make this again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"The Sweet n' Spicy Chicken was fantastic - my whole family of ten loved it and I will definitely be making it again:)

Thank you,
Jenna"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"Great flavor, quick and easy for busy moms. Even the picky eaters loved the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"I found that I should have cooked the chicken in a non-stick skillet. If you like the taste of this, try Tangy Pork chops. It's another easy recipe, but it uses the crock pot."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2009

"Wow! This one's a keeper. So quick and easy to make and tastes great!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"This is one of the best chicken recipes I have ever tried! This recipe will definately be in the monthly rotation at my house! LOVE IT!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2008

"Really good if you use cranberry sauce instead of peach to."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2008

"This is a super-fast meal to fix, especially if you cut up the chicken the night before-- and it's also healthy and tasty!!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer