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Sweet Salsa Chicken Recipe

Sweet Salsa Chicken Recipe

“My family loves this saucy Southwestern-style chicken, and it fits well within my sensible meal plan,” Joanne Watters from Cobourg, Ontario shares. “Add fresh pasta and a tossed salad, and a satisfying dinner is served!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups salsa
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour 1-1/2 cups into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Place the chicken in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with reserved marinade.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 179° Remove chicken and keep warm.
  • 4. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir in pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/4 cup sauce equals 251 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 1,039 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.