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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 220.9
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1,184.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 24.1 g

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Salsa Chicken

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Salsa Chicken

Introduction

This is the easiest recipe I know, and it's quite tasty, too. Grill or saute chicken, cook rice and top with salsa! This is the easiest recipe I know, and it's quite tasty, too. Grill or saute chicken, cook rice and top with salsa!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 3-ounce portions of chicken breast (skinless and boneless)
    2 cups salsa (any variety)
    1 cup brown rice, uncooked

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Directions

Bring two cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add rice, cover the pot and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 30 minutes, or until rice is tender.

Saute chicken breasts in a nonstick pan set on medium-high heat. Cook about 6-8 minutes on each side. Add salsa to pan and heat through.

When rice is cooked, place 1/2 cup of rice on a plate and top with one piece of chicken and about 1/2 cup of salsa.

Serve with a green salad, broccoli or green beans.

You can also make this dish with 12 ounces of shrimp or tofu.

Makes 4 servings: 1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup salsa and 1 piece of chicken.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SP_STEPF.






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  • 21 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time, but I usually marinate the chicken in the salsa overnight before cooking. Adds a little more "kick" to the chicken! - 5/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I have a rather larger family so 4 wouldn't work, or so I thought! I doubled everything and had plenty left over for lunch the next day. It's even better reheated! Will definatly make this dish again! - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    This is excellent and so quick. My calorie counter says 347 calories per serving [140 for chicken, 35 for salsa, and 172 for brown rice]. I may try it with Quinoa next time and add mushrooms and onion. - 5/21/12

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and it was delicious! My husband already asked me to make it again! I only had about 1 cup of salsa in the fridge so I used that and one can of diced tomatoes. It turned out great! - 2/7/13

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Had this but without the rice. More salad. :). Soooo tasty. - 1/5/13

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night. Very nice quick meal for a work night. Just goes to show you can cook something good and healthy in a short period of time. - 1/20/13

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Love this, though I use low sodium sals...or even better, home made salsa..:) - 2/2/13

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My husband loved it and he is not a chicken breast type person and he stated that we would certainly be making this one again. Lots of flavor and super easy to make! - 2/11/13

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this for tonight's dinner. VERY GOOD! Hubby really enjoyed it :) always a good sign. - 5/27/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Quick and easy! Very tasty. - 3/16/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The whole family loved this one. - 2/8/13

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was light and delish. - 5/8/13

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made my own salsa to cut down the sodium---and had it with quinoa instead of the brown rice. I'm going to try marinating it as suggested by another Sparkler. - 2/2/13

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Nice tasty dish that takes little time to prepare. Love the fact that it is healthy. I used a rice pilaf and added 1T of curry sauce for a little heat. - 1/29/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe today for the first time. WOW! It was GREAT! Easy to make, fast, and delicious. Can wait to make it again. - 1/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful! Really quick and easy, and just GREAT!!!! - 9/16/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We enjoyed this recipe. We will probably make it again. - 3/19/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was awsome. My husband went back for seconds. That doesn't happen often with other people's recipe. Go Girl! - 2/12/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Look easy enough, thought I would try it this evening.
    Calorie content & protein content is what I'm counting on.
    - 1/29/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this with Quorn Naked Cutlets. It was good. - 5/20/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Why not swap the rice with spaghetti squash! Delicious, add a bright fresh salad using some salsa for the salad dressing. Making your own salsa is best, sodium is less and tastes 100% better - 5/20/13

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  • Bad
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    To much sodium , I would not even try this recipe due to sodium. I would make my own Salsa 's to cut back on the sodium. - 2/16/13

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This looks wonderful! - 2/7/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    One of our favorites! - 1/12/13

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  • Was a little disappointed after reading all the great reviews. It was good but missing spice. I will try it again but add jalapeņo. - 2/12/14

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