Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

When I was doing Weight Watchers and the boys were home, I got really tired of fixing 3 sets of meals each night. When I came upon this recipe - I just didn't tell them this was WW and to this day they still don't know. When the boys come home now - this is one dish they will request. Super fast & easy to fix on work nights. 4 oz. = 4 WW points (without rice) *Note - in response to some reviews that experience the sauce being too runny or thin...extend the reduction time (after removing lid). It may take another 5-10 minutes to thicken and have the consistency you desire.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 12 inch skillet, cook chicken over medium high heat in UNSEASONED pan (do NOT spray with PAM or add any oil or butter).
  2. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Chicken will stick a bit to skillet when turning but that is ok.
  4. Cook till just brown- you want a bit of color.
  5. Add the entire jar of Salsa and the can of Diet Coke.
  6. Reduce heat to medium low- and simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes, covered.
  7. Remove lid, turn chicken and continue to simmer until sauce has thickened to desired consistency.
  8. When ready to serve, squeeze juice from 1 fresh lime over the chicken.
  9. I serve this over yellow rice (I just add turmeric to my rice when cooking- adds nice bright yellow color!).
  10. Do not use regular Coke as this will turn out too sweet.
  11. I promise--you cannot taste the Diet Coke.
Most Helpful

Wow, just made this and it was awesome. Didn't have a lot in the pantry and I usually do a chicken and sausage with a jar of salsa in the pressure cooker but no sausage today. I used drums since that's what I had, 24 ounces of medium salsa and diet Pepsi. You can taste the sweetness of the soda and that makes this dish different. I loved it. I"m glad I used 24 ounces of salsa since I like it a little more liquid over my rice.

Alfatango1 August 23, 2011

This really is OUTSTANDING! I am so glad I was adventurous enough to try this recipe. I was really worried about the diet soda in this recipe but you really can't taste it at all! It just adds a sweetness and not the aftertaste kind. The chicken turns out super tender too. Thank you so much for posting. This recipe is so easy yet so good. WW's give this a shot. You will not be sorry! Thanks again, QKF

Queenkungfu January 26, 2008

EXELLENT!!! Had some friends over and served this over yellow rice as suggested, and it was a hit. I love how easy this is. I did brine my chicken for 2 hours first. I have found that it results in moister and more tender meat. :-) Koechin/Chef

Koechin (Chef) July 27, 2007