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Chicken Picante

My husband used to claim this entree as his specialty until I made it and discovered how quick and easy it is. Our two sons love the juicy chicken while my husband and I enjoy the twist that brown sugar and mustard give the picante sauce.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) picante sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • Place chicken in a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the picante sauce, brown sugar and mustard; pour over chicken.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-35 minutes or a thermometer reads 170°. Serve with rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 209 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1009mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • mkokguy
    Jan 4, 2021

    Quick and super easy. Kids loved it.

  • mrs.pawling
    Jan 2, 2020

    I made this for the first time and found it delicious! Next time, I'll use less brown sugar, but that's the only adjustment I would make. Thanks so much for a tasty, easy recipe.

  • Josh
    Nov 3, 2019

    Question:: Will this work with Chicken thighs and how would the times change? Thanks

  • pajamaangel
    Dec 17, 2018

    No comment left

  • Raelene
    Dec 10, 2017

    Made this a couple of years ago and still remember how good it was. Making a 5 pound batch today in yhe crock pot and freezing leftovers for future fast dinnners. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Sep 23, 2016

    I prepared this delicious dish tonight and proclaim it a winner. I cut the recipe down for the two of us and used Splenda brown sugar blend but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Absolutely delicious. Yes, we cleaned our plates. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor.

  • SallyJ
    Jun 12, 2016

    I have made this several times as written, but I now add about 2 tablespoons of honey to the sauce & we love it this way. It is so moist & serving it with rice makes good use of the sauce.

  • bob hall
    Nov 2, 2013


  • Ritz1946
    Feb 23, 2013

    This recipe has the most amazing flavor.I love it. Very easy to make.

  • swtlissdrmwvr
    Oct 4, 2010

    I wasn't a huge fan of this recipe. I could have just eaten the chicken and been happy. I might have needed more sugar or mustard, but either way, all i tasted was picante sauce. It was over powering. I will prolly make this again, but try my own twist on it.