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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.
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(22)

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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.

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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!?

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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.

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