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Monday, January 7, 2013

Sweet 'N' Spicy Chicken



Happy Monday Everyone! I'm glad to be home. My family and I got back yesterday afternoon, after 3 days and 3 nights at the Disneyland Resort. We had a blast, but as you can imagine, I'm one tired mommy!

On top of being exhausted, I received a message on our answering machine from my son's Dr., asking for me to give them a call. I called this morning, and they wanted me to come in and discuss results of an MRI my son had several weeks ago. After hanging up with the Dr.'s office, I had 2 hours until my appointment, so of course, I was quietly freaking out during that time. The reason my son had a MRI was because he was experiencing frequent headaches, so I'm thinking they're going to tell me he has a brain tumor or something. Thank goodness, that's not the case! However, he does have sinus issues, and is being referred to an Ears, Nose & Throat specialist.

Anyway, after an emotionally draining morning, and not really having much in my fridge, due to being out of town, I wanted something super easy & yummy for dinner.

I just bought this awesome cookbook, Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes, where I found this recipe by Sheri White from Higley, Arizona.

Sheri writes: My family loves this tender chicken that has a spicy sauce. Peach preserves add just a touch of sweetness, while taco seasoning and salsa give this dish some kick. This entree can be made even zippier yet by adding more taco seasoning and using spicier salsa.

I thought the balance of flavor in this dish was perfect. I wouldn't change a thing! It only took about 20 minutes to make.


Sweet 'N' Spicy Chicken

3 Tbsp taco seasoning
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" chunks
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 jar (11oz) chunky salsa
1/2 c peach preserves 
Hot cooked rice

Place the taco seasoning in a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken and toss to coat. 

In a large skillet, brown the chicken in the oil until no longer pink. Combine the salsa and preserves; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Serve with rice.

This recipes makes 4 servings. If you are following Weight Watchers, each serving is 7 points plus.







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15 comments:

Pint Sized Baker said...

This looks like some thing my husband would enjoy! Thanks so much for linking up at Two-Cup Tuesday! See ya again next week!

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

This looks delicious and so simple. Thank you for sharing. :-)

Tif said...

OH MY YUMMY! I have got to try that! Just got back from my trip...finally able to hop around from the 2012 year in review link up! Thanks for linking up with us! I'm a Happy New Follower!

Tif
Ramblings of a Southern Belle
http://www.rambling-southern-belle.com

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

I love quick and easy meals like this - and we are huge SPICY fans around my house. Thank you so much for linking up at What's in Your Kitchen Wednesday!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

This looks amazing! I'd love to try it out! Glad you had fun at Disney!!

Chrissy said...

Delicius!! I think my hubby would really like this!! I am hosting a new Pinterest Power party and would love for you to link up this and any other projects that you have!!

http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2013/01/10/pinterest-power-party-1.html

Chrissy

Kelli said...

Popped over from six sisters' stuff, this looks yummy.. might have to give it a try!

Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

This definitely is a husband pleaser, and soooo simple! I've tried a similar recipe that calls for Russian dressing and apricot preserves. This is way better IMO.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Kira,
Your Sweet N Spicy Chicken looks delicious, we will just love this recipe. Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
Come Back Soon
Miz Helen

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Looks delicious. Glad your son's MRI was "only" sinus issues and hope they are easily resolved -- we mommies worry a lot between message and appointments. Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

Stephanie Michaels said...

This looks wonderful, my hubby loves spicy dishes! Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
Steph
swtboutique.com

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

Hope you had a fabulous time in Disney! This looks like a wonderful recipe! I love sweet n spicy food! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

Christie Daruwalla said...

I like the addition of peach preserves with the salsa. Sweet n spicy - great combo. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

Carrie said...

I am counting my weight watcher points so the points value was very helpful for this delicioius looking chicken. Thanks for linking it up at Think Tank Thursday. You have been featured today!
http://www.saving4six.com/2013/01/think-tank-thursday-13.html

Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

Thanks you so much Carrie. I'm glad the Weight Watchers points are helpful :-)Thanks for featuring my recipe!

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