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Tara's Chicken Recipe

Tara's Chicken

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"Chicken breasts with a quick and great sauce over rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 25 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium-low heat, mix the pasta sauce, picante sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, and Parmesan cheese. Season with oregano, thyme, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Place the chicken in a separate pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes, until chicken juices run clear.
  3. Transfer chicken to the pot with the sauce mixture. Cover, and cook on low 1 hour.
  4. In a separate pot, bring the rice and water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve the chicken and sauce over the cooked rice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 07, 2006

I didn't have the proportions exactly right since my jar sizes were different, but it was still delicious. My kids (2.5 and 5) ate every bit on their plates and my daughter asked for more!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 26, 2011

It was OK, nothing great or terrible about it.


13 Ratings

Feb 11, 2006

We don't really care for spaghetti sauce. We maybe eat it once a year if that, but this was really good. I have never bought jarred sauce before so picking one was a challegene. We like hot & spicy foods so we used hot picante sauce. I used spaghetti noodles insted of rice and shredded grilled chicken on top, instead of cooking it in the sauce. Now that I have this recipe maybe we will eat spaghetti more often. Enjoy.

Apr 28, 2006

Pretty good stuff. Made as is, except I didn't find a reason for the sauce to cook that long. I started the chicken first and let it cook while getting the sauce together in another pan, by which time the chicken was nearly done. Then dumped them together and re-used one of the pans later for the rice. I doubt the sauce even cooked for an hour total & it worked out fine.

Apr 20, 2006

This was pretty good. I put the chicken breast in the crockpot frozen and let it cook on low for about 8 hours. I served it over rice butI think my family would have preferred it over pasta. Will make again.

May 28, 2009

Nice easy recipe. I like that the chicken is boiled in water instead of fried in a pan since I'm watching my fat consumption.

Apr 04, 2008

I'm glutten free due to allergies so I used glutten free noodles. My friends can't get enough of this recipe. It's made me look like an accomplished chef. P.S. Slow Cooker 100%

May 10, 2007

This was very good. Spicy and delicious. I served it over pasta.


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  • Calories
  • 434 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.5 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 32.3 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 1163 mg
  • 47%

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

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