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Picante Chicken Recipe

Picante Chicken

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"Very quick and easy. A checker at the grocery store told me about this one. Serve on a hot bed of rice if desired."

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  1. Open jar of picante sauce and put into a large saucepan. Add chicken breasts to picante sauce and bring to a steady boil. Boil gently for 20 to 25 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink inside and the juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 10, 2007

I doubled this recipe and used my crockpot. 4 partially frozen breasts were jucy and delicious after 4 hours on low. I served it with brown rice and roasted zucchini. This is a recipe I will use again and again I am sure.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 19, 2010

Surprisingly better than I thought it would be.

Dec 18, 2006

it was great, it was easy to make and my husband loved it. i added sour cream and a squeeze of lemon to mine!

Dec 07, 2006

I've also made this in a slow cooker with still frozen chicken breasts on low for about 3-4 hours, then shredded up the chicken with the picante sauce for a yummy chicken taco type salad or as someone else mentioned, chicken burritos. My husband likes to put the leftovers on nachos.

Oct 15, 2009

I have made this chicken ,without this recipe, and wanted to leave a comment. I cook mine in the oven instead of stove top. Use frozen chicken breast (in the bag), pour salsa on top, cover with foil, cook for 1 hour at 350. NEVER dry when cooked this way. If you want a little extra flavor, season with a little chili powder, cumin, and garlic before adding salsa. Not necessary but adds some great flavor. I like to slice the chicken and use for fajitas. So easy. For an Italian version use pasta sauce to cook chicken and serve over noodles. Definitely a great way to cook a great meal especially when you're short on time.

Feb 10, 2011

Pretty darn good. I chunked the chicken and put the dish over mexican rice and added a little sour cream on top. Just enough kick. Will make again.

Aug 22, 2008

Easy and delicious! I used salsa instead of picante sauce.

Feb 05, 2007

I'm a college student so this was very cheap and easy to make. I ended up chopping the chicken and mixing the whole mixture with a couple tablespoons of ranch dressing to use with salad to make a Santa Fe Salad...delicious


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  • Calories
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 1082 mg
  • 43%

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

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