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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 365.5
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.2 mg
  • Sodium: 728.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.2 g
  • Protein: 35.7 g

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Chicken Escondido

Submitted by: CARPROTH
Chicken Escondido

Introduction

This is a quick and easy chicken dish that looks and tastes like you went to a lot of work. This is a quick and easy chicken dish that looks and tastes like you went to a lot of work.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 lb chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
    15 oz can black beans, drained
    16 oz jar salsa verde
    1/3 cup sundried tomatoes
    2 cloves garlic
    2 tbsp olive oil
    2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Directions

Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
Saute' tomatoes and garlic in olive oil and vinegar until tender.
Add chicken and cook until done.
Add salsa and black beans.
Simmer 5 minutes.
Serve over brown rice.







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  • Incredible!
    57 of 59 people found this review helpful
    Super dish! Smells delicious, looks amazing, & tastes great! I accidentally doubled the garlic, but I like it that way. Used mild salsa verde & it was great! I'll decrease the portion size or dilute a little w/ chicken broth next time as the vinegar packs a punch. Great w/ corn tortillas! Thanks - 2/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    34 of 34 people found this review helpful
    This was terrific and loved by my husband and my two kids! This is a dish I will definitely make again and tonight we are using leftovers rolled in tortillas with salsa and a bit of cheese sprinkled over the top and baked in the oven for enchiladas! Yummy! - 8/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    33 of 34 people found this review helpful
    This is the 3rd time i've made it. my kids absolutely love it. I added mexicorn to it. I will most definitely make it again...and again... - 8/21/08

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  • Very Good
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    Yummy and really quick and easy! I made up a batch on Sunday for lunches this week. It travels and reheats really well. - 7/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Loved the flavors! Used 16 oz can diced tomatoes (drained) instead of sun-dried, baked chicken separately, sauteed garlic in 1 teaspoon oil, reduced vinegar to 1 teaspoon - 10/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this - a different flavour and a great way to add beans into my diet. Thumbs up from my non-bean loving husband. I cut the oil down to 1 tbsp without any negative side effects. I love the vinegar with the salsa - I wouldn't have thought it would taste good - but it was great! - 6/4/09

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  • O.K.
    18 of 31 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night--it sounded so good, but I've never used salsa verde before and didn't realize how spciy it was--didn't taste anything--it was so hot. Would like to see if it tastes better with maybe a tomatillo sauce and some onion and maybe garlic powder--probably like a new recipe--lol. - 2/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    a great recipe! it was very quick and easy to make and delicious (the salsa verde gives it a nice kick). I added some leftover zucchini early on (with the chicken, but prob could have added before too)--it's really tasty and now is more like 5-6 servings ( so prob even helps the nutritional info!) - 8/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    This is soooo good!! I'm eating it right now :) I served over brown rice, sprinkled about 1 tbs sharp cheddar and 1 tbs reduced-fat sour cream...super delicious! I feel like I'm eating an authentic Mexican meal. Will definitely make again!! Thanks for sharing your recipe! - 2/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
    This is a great veggie dish by substituting tofu and chicken base. Absolutely wonderful. - 7/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and my family loved it! They decided to put it all, including the rice, into a tortilla and loved it. I had it without the tortilla and it was VERY good! Thanks for the recipe! - 7/25/08

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  • 13 of 19 people found this review helpful
    You can cut the sodium down in this recipe by using a can of low sodium black beans (such as Goya brand). Sounds tasty - 7/24/08

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  • Very Good
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe & very easy! Would definitely make it again. I also added a little shredded l.f. mexican cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Thanks for sharing. - 7/23/08

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  • 11 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Plan to make it this weekend but will add fresh cilantro and other veggies. Excited to try it! - 2/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Such a great recipe! Quick, easy, and a change from the ordinary. The calories are a bit high if you have it over rice, so I cut the serving in half and am still satisfied! Thanks for the fantastic recipe! - 12/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    What a tasty and easy dish this was. I will make it over and over again. My DH likes chicken thighs so we cut them up and used the with the breast meat. - 2/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Loved this easy to make - 7/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    FANTASTIC!!! By far one of the best recipes I have found of Spark. My husband LOVED it :) I will make this regularly!! - 7/24/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! Not for a low sodium diet. - 7/5/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! Due to health issues, we made this with dried beans, home made salsa verde (surprisingly easy!), half the oil, and served it over a mixture of brown rice and barley. A little extra work by substituting the canned ingredients, but so worth it. Tastes like restaurant food! - 3/1/10

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  • Bad
    7 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I decided to try this recipe cause it sounded different. Was easy to make but I absolutely could not eat it. Didn't like the tangy. My husband and daughter thought it was OK. They didn't care for it over the brown rice. so they ate just the chicken. - 10/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely prepare this recipe again. It was easy to prepare (I u sed some leftover cooked chicken) and also stores well. My husband and I enjoyed the 'lively' flavor! - 7/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Wow, was this good! My husband would have had thirds, but he was about to pop. My kids ate it with a dollop of sour cream to cut the spiciness, but my husband and I thought it was just right. Delicious! - 1/20/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    We had this last night for dinner and it was delish. I love sun dried tomatoes. I had it over a bed of spinach and brown rice. The green spinach really offset the red in the meal nicely. Yum! - 12/13/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great taste, quick and easy! - 7/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    A great go to meal. Tasty, easy, and the crew loves it! - 7/24/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe and my boyfriend loves it. It's very good for a last minute dinner solution. - 7/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    made this last night. Hubby loved it. I rinsed the beans to help with the salt issue, used roma tomatos and added a spash of hot sauce Will definetly make this again - 2/21/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great taste...I used turkey chops instead of chicken. Next time I will add more veggies. Definitely a keeper. - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I made this for dinner tonight. I got mild salsa verde. (green) it was real warm. But i like WARM. - 11/16/09

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  • Good
    5 of 13 people found this review helpful
    My husband said it was good, but i didn't care for it. - 2/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Awesome - such a great, unique blend of flavors. Not the usual boring chicken recipe. - 8/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. We've made it twice now and have loved it both times! My husband is very picky and he actually asks for it now! Thanks for a great recipe!! - 7/16/07

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We just made it for dinner tonight (for Cinco de Mayo) and we loved it. Thanks so much for sharing it. - 5/5/07

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is one of the first Spark recipies that I made. This was a true hit. I used red wine vinegar (that's what I had avail) and the family ate it up w/brown rice and a little sourcream. Will try w/fresh or canned tomatoes to make it less costly. - 2/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We used Quorn (a meat analogue that some vegetarians use to replace meat itself) and this dish has become one of our full-on favorites! It's quick and easy and delish! We also used sundried tomatoes w/o oil, and soften them in water, and cut the oil in half. I LOVE THIS! - 8/31/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Really good. I accidentally added a can of diced tomatoes which really reduced the spiciness. Even the baby the loved it. - 8/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Tasted Great and Easy to Make!!! I added half an onion, because I love onion, and it was good. - 8/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    after reading the reviews I used Goya black beans to lower the sodium. Tasty! - 2/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Easy and quick to make. Didn't have salsa verde so I used regular salsa. Also added chopped onion. Served it with tortillas and added a bit of shredded cheddar cheese. Will definitely make this again. - 8/25/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is fantastic - it was a little spicy for my kids, so the 2nd time, we did 1/2 of the salsa verde, and used 1/2 mild green enchilada sauce with it - still great flavor, but less heat. - 4/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I don't like sun-dried tomotoes so have used chopped and seeded fresh tomotoes, also per suggestions, added more veggies. Absolutely wonderful ! - 4/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was great. I made it for my son and daughter in law and they both loved it as much as I did. There was lots of taste and it was so easy to make. I made my rice in chicken broth instead of water and substituted a Tbls. of the vinegar for chicken broth. I will make this again for sure. - 4/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    used chicken thighs instead of breasts, doubled garlic, halved the vinegar and served over brown rice (cooked in 1/2 chicken broth & 1/2 water, saffron & tumeric)..garnished with 2 tbl chopped pimento-stuffed green olives...OMG!...outta this world! - 2/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was YUMMO! Because the sundried tomatoes were in olive oil, I reduced the olive oil to 1 tablespoon. - 2/3/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this for the first time today. I used medium Salsa Verde which is a bit too spicy for me but I'll eat this batch up. I enjoyed it and can think of other ways to eat it. LIke in a tortilla with a little cheese maybe. Very good and easy too! - 1/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Little spicy with meduim salsa verde will try mild, otherwise this is a keeper - 1/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I believe that it one of the best recipe - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is very good! The whole family liked it! - 1/19/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I had to modify as I didn't have everything in my pantry. I added peppers and cilantro as well. This was good, fast and filling. I will definately make it again and keep experiementing. - 1/19/10

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made it, it was GREAT! I'd recommend cutting up the tomatoes and mincing the garlic before adding to the oil/vinegar mix. I did'nt know salsa verde was made from jalapeno peppers!!! Also added sour cream and served in a tortillo wrap...YUM! - 1/19/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Tastes great!!! Will definitely make it again. - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Really delicious. I used bone in chicken thighs that I had on hand. Will definitely make this again. - 1/19/10

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  • O.K.
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was very good but neither the wife or daughter liked it at all. Evidently they don't like tomatillos. - 12/9/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was easy and quick and tasted great. I cut back on the salsa verde because I wasn't sure how hot it would be. I also used 1.5 lbs of chicken to make 6 svgs. Next time I will add more salsa since we didn't sense any heat (used medium). - 9/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a wonderful dish! Love the addition of the sun dried tomatoes! You can make it spicier or milder depending on your tastes. - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I absolutely loved this recipe. I was a bit intimidated by it at first because of the new flavors, but it is absolutely delicious!!! - 3/8/09

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Love the recipe. Need to ask why the "fiber" content is not shown in lots of recipes....... This would help in calculating points for WW. Thanks - 7/23/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! I am not the biggest salsa verde fan - it is kind of tart to me - so maybe I would use less next time but my husband loved it. We added a dollop of sour cream and it was delicious! A really quick and simple recipe - which is always appreciated. Adding to my repertoire! - 1/8/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! Try with a little sour cream or yogurt to cut down on the spice. Very good flavors! - 4/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This dish is fabulous. Who would have thought that salsa verde, black beans, and sun dried tomatoes could combine in such a delicious way! I make mine with Quorn instead of chicken, and it works great for a veggie friendly option. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! - 4/13/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My kids weren't crazy about this recipe only because of the sundried tomatoes. I'll try it again with canned diced tomoatoes or fresh tomatoes and see what they think. Also, added onion, fresh cilantro and a dollop of sour cream on top. - 3/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome! My whole family, including the kids LOVED it!! We, too, put this on whole grain totillas and added some fat-reduced cheese and black olives ... YUMMY! Thank you for adding this - We will be adding this to our meal plan for sure! - 2/28/10

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  • Bad
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm sorry to say, but I did not like this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly. Sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and salsa verde all have very strong flavors, and I don't feel they all mesh well. The whole thing was very overpowering. It was at least edible. - 2/24/10

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  • Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I didn't think this was too bad, but not as good as everyone said. I made it exactly as written. I think it was just not to my liking. My husband, who is not picky at all, was not crazy about it either. I will probably not make it again. - 2/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a keeper! - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    very easy and a big hit with the DH! - 11/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome!! I will definitely make it again. - 11/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow what a great recipe. Everyone including my 14, 9 and 2 year old loved it! I'm so glad I found it! Very hearty meal with alot of flavour! Yummy! - 9/28/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and we loved it..it was just the right amount of spice and flavor was great.... - 9/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is one of our staples now. So quick and easy and GOOD. Thanks for sharing. - 7/16/09

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This turned out very well! Even my picky BIL ate it!! - 2/21/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Yummy!
    - 2/20/09

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    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is really wonderful. - 9/7/08

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make - tasted OK - 7/24/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    THANK FOR SHARING. VERY GOOD====== - 7/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I luv this, recipe it sounds just perfect. - 12/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night; I scaled down the ingredients for 2 servings, but was not quite exact in my math. It was still delicious, and the leftovers were even better after the flavors mingled. I'd have to say this is right up there with Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken as one of my favorite spark recipes. - 4/25/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've done something similar w/ salsa and beans, but I'd never thought of adding the sun-dried tomatoes. Very tasty! - 4/22/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I recognized this poster from Bookworms. Delish and different! - 4/22/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added some sliced black olives and used the fresh salsa at Sam's Club. - 4/3/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a good recipe. Glad I read comments first, because I had to cut down on the "heat". - 4/2/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    First recipe of the day I tried and it was wonderful. - 3/31/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVE the sundried tomatoes in this recipe. Healthy, easy, delicious! What more could one ask?! - 3/14/10

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm only giving this a "good" instead of a Very Good because while I loved it, my hubby hated it and wouldn't even finish his - he just didn't like the flavors. I did though - so all the leftovers are for lucky me! :) - 3/7/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My meat-n-potato hubby actually loved this! I was surprised he was even willing to try it, but he did! He wants me to add some pickled jalapenos to it next time. - 3/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought it would be a little more spicy, but it was a good way to use beans for fiber, tomatoes for licopene and chicken for more protein. - 2/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this and so easy to make! Would try adding a few peppers. - 2/21/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I had to x2; I hate to do w/o trying x1. I forgot to x2 the vinegar, and it smelled amazing. I'll x2 next time. I did not need to x2 the salse verde. DH "liked it". IOW, I can have it again. Thanks Carproth for sharing. - 2/20/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Quick and easy and a great mix of flavors! - 2/20/10

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  • Bad
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I won't make this again. There are so many other excellent recipes for chicken. My family thought it was just barely O.K. - 2/20/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Simple - good - 2/20/10

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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is excellent!!!!! - 2/20/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made a similar dish to this, and added shrimp with the chicken. Delicious. Thanks for sharing. - 2/20/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm making it now and the aroma is divine! This is something even my husband would love! Thanks! - 2/20/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Whole family like this, yummy! - 2/20/10

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  • Outstanding! Big hit with the family. Even nephews girlfriend loved it who only eats healthy foods. Highly recommended. We added free spinach during last simmer for extra veggie. - 12/30/13

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  • This was yummy. My husband liked it and we have enough for lunch for tomorrow. - 11/20/13

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  • Yum! It was great, I used fresh tomatoes instead of sun-dried, I halved the balsamic, I added 1/4 of a white onion (it could have been more). We ate some tonight and I have lunch and another meal (maybe dinner) for tomorrow! - 10/4/13

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  • Most excellent! The whole family loved it! - 8/20/13

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