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 an awesome way to make the lowly chicken breast. Not sweet, no fat and lots of flavour. I only made half the recipe, as there is only the 2 of us. I think next time I won't reduce the sauce so much, so we have a bit more for the rice. The lime is a nice little flavour addition. :)

Lori Mama July 28, 2011

I loved this. I was busy so I put about 1/2 C of rice in the bottom of a dish and layered the chicken, salsa and diet coke over it. Then baked it all together. It was really good. Kind of sweet like a BBQ sauce but that could have been my salsa too. All I had was a black bean and corn salsa but it worked and I'll definitely keep this on hand for an easy dinner.

Mysterygirl January 29, 2008