Zesty Low-Fat Chicken Breasts

"Very tasty, you can make it as hot or as mild as you want. Quick easy dish - no muss no fuss"
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Put the breasts in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Whisk remaining ingredients (except cornstarch) together until they are well blended.
  • Pour over the breasts.
  • Coat both sides of the breasts with the sauce.
  • Bake in 400°F oven for approx 30 minutes or until the chicken is done.
  • Remove breasts, keep warm. Pour the sauce into a sauce pan stir in the cornstarch that has been mixed with a tbsp of water, bring to a boil and allow to thicken whisk constantly.
  • Pour over the chicken & serve.

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Reviews

  1. dale7793
    5 stars! What an excellent recipe! I cut the recipe in half and left out the chili powder as I used a hot salsa. Also didn't need to thicken the sauce as it came out just right and there was the perfect amount of it too. The cumin is great in this recipe, adds so much flavour. I will be making this again soon!
     
  2. John W Wenzelburger
    Very good. Like Evie I used mild salsa and only one tsp of chili powder, but I could have used the full amount I could not taste it. I only used two chicken breasts so I had a little sauce left over. I thickened the sauce with potato flakes, first time I tried this and it worked great no more messing with flour or corn starch for me.
     
  3. Phantom2010
    This was terrific! I used tomato paste instead of ketchup, and added some minced garlic as well - other than that I followed the recipe. And it was so easy too! We had it with salsa rice, broccoli, and a sliced cucumber/sour cream salad. Highly recommend trying this one!
     
  4. Paka1931
    Made this tonight and it was great. I did make one change, I used pork chops instead of chicken! They came out very flavorful. I do think next time I will use "hot" salsa instead of mild. I was afraid of too much "heat" for my taste. Next time I'll marinate the pork or chicken for several hours in the mixture. We loved the flavor and it was very quick and easy. Thanks.
     
  5. JanaWama
    This was great! My 17-year old daughter even posted on Facebook that she'd just had possibly the best dinner ever. Will definitely make it again, and may try adding veges to it next time. Thanks!
     
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  1. MechanicalJen
    I'd make this again, but not as written. I made it as written for my first try.<br/><br/>I used mild salsa, one of my favorites. I think the sweetness from the ketchup, and from the honey was too much for the dish. As another reviewer suggested, I think I'd replace ketchup with tomato paste on the next go-round. <br/><br/>I'd cut back the honey atleast by half, if not more. Think I'd also dice jalapenos, onions, and garlic and mix in.<br/><br/>Good recipe and will be made again, with modifications.<br/><br/>Could be good sprinkled with lime juice, too.
     
  2. Little Chef
    What a delicious recipe. Even my picky 6 yr old DD liked it. I didn't have to thickened the sauce at all. It was perfect over rice. I only made a couple of minor changes. I used maple syrup instead of honey and omitted the chili powder as I ran out. The chicken actually tastes better the next day. Next time I'll add some hot sauce or pepper flakes to kick it up a notch. Thanks :D
     
  3. PSU Lioness
    Our family LOVED this dish! Our picky 6 year-old even ate her entire chicken breast and that rarely happens. There's a fine line between zesty and spicy and this toed it perfectly. I did add a teaspoon of chopped garlic in water and I used spicy brown mustard instead of Dijon mustard since that's what I had on hand and it turned out great. It was also quick to assemble which is a God send for me. I also agree with dale!, I did not have to do anything to the sauce. It stayed on top of the chicken breasts and kind of caramelized while it was cooking. It was so good! Thanks so much for posting!
     
  4. Paka1931
    Made this tonight and it was great. I did make one change, I used pork chops instead of chicken! They came out very flavorful. I do think next time I will use "hot" salsa instead of mild. I was afraid of too much "heat" for my taste. Next time I'll marinate the pork or chicken for several hours in the mixture. We loved the flavor and it was very quick and easy. Thanks.
     
  5. Phantom2010
    This was terrific! I used tomato paste instead of ketchup, and added some minced garlic as well - other than that I followed the recipe. And it was so easy too! We had it with salsa rice, broccoli, and a sliced cucumber/sour cream salad. Highly recommend trying this one!
     

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