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

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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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

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.

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.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p28

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.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

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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."

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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."

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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!!!"

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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 ;)"

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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."

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