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Picante Chicken

I came up with this recipe after eating a similar dish in a Mexican restaurant. My family enjoys this chicken's slightly spicy flavor...I like its ease of preparation.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green or sweet red pepper
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) picante sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet or wok, saute chicken in oil for 10-12 minutes or until juices run clear. Add onion, celery and pepper; saute until crisp-tender. Add picante sauce, lemon-pepper and salt if desired; simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 229 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 929mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

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