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    Salsa Chicken

    Salsa Chicken. Photo by Lori Mama

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    CindiJ's Note:

    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.

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 23, 2011


      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.

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    • on January 26, 2008


      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

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    • on July 27, 2007


      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

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    Nutritional Facts for Salsa Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (327 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 169.5
    Calories from Fat 29
    Total Fat 3.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 75.5 mg
    Sodium 824.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 3.6 g
    Protein 26.9 g

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