Sweet and Spicy Picante Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Spicy Picante Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Sweet and Spicy Picante Chicken

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"Looking for an easy-to-make dish that's loaded with flavor? Try this family-pleasing dish that mixes picante sauce, brown sugar and mustard to make a savory sauce for moist and juicy baked chicken."

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Original recipe makes 4 Servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Place the chicken into a 2 quart shallow baking dish. Stir the picante sauce, brown sugar and mustard in a small bowl. Pour the picante sauce mixture over the chicken.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with the rice.
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  • Serving Suggestion:
  • Serve with a long grain and wild rice blend and steamed cut green beans. For dessert serve lemon sorbet.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 21, 2010

I've seen this recipe before, called "Texas Two-Step Chicken." I've made it many times, and my kids always love it. My suggestion is to place the chicken in a crock pot, mix the sauce ingredients, pour over the chicken and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Yummy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 22, 2010

I cooked this chicken for over an hour and it never got up to 180 degrees. I don't know what happened, but my fiance and I never got to eat it!


61 Ratings

Mar 31, 2009

I made this last night exactly as the recipe instructed. It was very good. The sauce reminded me a bit of cocktail sauce but spicier and mixed well with the rice. The chicken was moist and flavorful. We will make this a regular dish in our house. I'll be curious to see what variations everyone comes up with. -Lil

Feb 08, 2010

This is a favorite in our house - we often top with shredded cheddar for the last 10 minutes of baking time. Yummy!

Jan 20, 2010

For many years I have made something similar to this with just putting boneless, skinless chicken breasts and a large bottle of Pace Picante sauce and putting it in the crock pot all day. The chicken is so tender it just falls apart. I aways serve it over rice or noodles. So easy and tastes great!

Jan 20, 2010

We love this chicken. Several years ago I saw this recipe on the back of a jar of picante sauce and I've been making it ever since. It is easy to make and tasty with rice or without. I served it to my sister and she asked for the recipe and she makes it often too.

Dec 09, 2009

So easy and ready in a jiff. I serve over wide noodles.

Jan 10, 2011

Excellent recipe. Even my dh, who isn't fond of chicken, liked it. I used mild salsa and think next time I'll use at least half medium. The brown sugar off sets the pepper and it could have used a bit more spice.


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  • Calories
  • 352 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 26.8 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 844 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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