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.
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
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
Tastier than I thought! I might play with the balance of the salsa and Diet Coke to make it just a bit less sweet, and I'll be more careful about the heat (this time it was maybe too high, and the chicken got kind of tough), but this was good. Thank you for sharing!
I've been a successful WW follower for over 5 years. I'm always on the look for low calorie foods that don't taste like it. This one is a real winner. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs because they were on sale. Didn't have a lime so it probably didn't have the zing it would have but we still loved it.
Update..I've given the recipe out to a few and everyone has loved it. Can't believe how good it eas for being such a simple recipel
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. :)
We donâ€™t drink Diet Coke, just Diet Pepsi and although the recipe said no substitutions I figured, â€œWhat the heckâ€� and made it with a can of diet pepsi. OH MY GOODNESS. This is our new favorite recipe. I was incredibly skeptical of what the Diet Pepsi would do to the recipe, but it was great. The Salsa and the soda, made it sweet, but not too sweet. (Next time I am going to try it with just half a can so the sauce will be thicker and the sweetness could be lessened.)
My step-son and I really really liked this, hubby not so much, but he's pretty picky and hard to please. This was easy to fix, and although we didn't get our sauce to thicken up, it still tasted great over the rice. I did add the turmeric to the rice and it added a nice addition to a great recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Excellent!! Easy, quick and amazing! While we were eating we were wondering how we could use the same method with other meats and decided....why/! Definately a keeper that will be made again and again. Thanks CindiJ! jonesy
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.