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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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  • Bad
    2 of 9 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • I can't believe I haven't reviewed this before. A similar recipe was a godsend during my college years! It takes so little time to prepare that it leaves you with no excuse not to eat well. As a bonus, it tastes good with pretty much any vegetable you want to add to it. - 10/27/13

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  • I used to make this when I was tired after a long day at work. Put all ingredients into a 8" Pyrex dish only add 1 cup of chicken broth. Bake at 350 till rice is done. While this cooks help your kids with homework, do laundry, whatever else you need to do. Serve with broccoli or green beans. - 9/15/13

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  • I make it a little differently - put the chicken in a non-stick sprayed casserole dish, dump a jar of your favourite salsa on top. Dice onions, peppers & mushrooms and add to dish. Cover and bake for 40 min-ish and your chicken will be tender, juicy and you don't have to hang around the kitchen! - 9/15/13

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  • Make without rice for lower carbs. - 9/15/13

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  • This sounds really good but I'm concerned with the sodium content. Anyone have an idea how to lower the sodium about halfway? - 9/15/13

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  • Made this for dinner....GREAT!!! - 7/29/13

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  • This is wonderful with peach salsa.
    - 7/29/13

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  • We used a "fresh" salsa, finely chopped, and I added Mrs. Dash southwestern seasoning before grilling. Quick and easy! - 7/29/13

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  • good - 7/29/13

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  • I put black and cayenne pepper on my chicken and used a medium salsa. It was absolutely delicious. Reading the recipe, 1/2 cup seemed like such a small amount, but there is still so much food on your plate!

    I will definitely be making this recipe again. It was amazing. - 7/29/13

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  • Simple but delicious...
    I made my own salsa and woah, what a kick!
    Thanks for a great dinner idea! - 7/29/13

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  • Good! I made my own salsa, which cut down on the sodium content & made it taste fresher. I made 2 with Pace salsa & it was also really good. - 7/29/13

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  • This was delish, not only was it delish but so easy and quick to prepare. I live alone so I now have meals for several days already prepared. I will be saving this recipe for future use! - 5/23/13

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  • So when you have arthritis and are on the antinightshade diet, which means no tomatoes, peppers, potatoes or eggplant, what do you eat. All these recipes contain tomato or pepper or both and leave my hands aching for days. - 5/22/13

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  • Will try it for dinner one night this week. Looks really good. - 5/20/13

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  • This is a very tasty recipe, I like to add lemon to the chicken when cooking for a little more bite! - 5/20/13

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  • you could also do this with pork chops, loin chops and marinade it in the salsa over night also adding a bit of curry or getting low sodium salsa that is a bit hotter for the spiciness - 5/20/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious and comments great. As I watch our sodium count, I will make my own salsa or a facimile. Like the idea of quionoa with it instead of rice for a change. Thanks Spark Recipes!
    - 5/20/13

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  • I love salsa on my chicken. I eat variations of this twice a week. Its the one meal I even eat cold :) - 2/16/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've got to make this dish, soon - 1/14/13

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  • boneless skinless breasts are often more than 3 ounces which also affects the cooking time-cut them in half when browned on both sides to check for doneness
    - 5/24/12

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  • This was quick and easy. Used deli salsa and thin breasts to speed up the cooking time. Will make again. - 5/20/12

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  • This is yummy, I like black beans as the side! - 5/20/12

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  • YAY ! Quick, Easy & Wonderful ! - 5/20/12

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  • This IS a good dish---- - 5/20/12

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  • I tried this some time ago and really liked it. Don't know why I forgot about it! - 5/20/12

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  • I have a similar recipe for my Crock Pot and it is delicious!!! - 5/20/12

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  • It's good but the calorie count is off. 1/2 a cu pof salsa is 36 and 1/4 cup of uncooked brown rice is 160. So it should be 290 per serving. - 5/20/12

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  • I tried this recipe Thursday and my husband and I loved it. I most definitely is going to add this to my recipe collection. - 5/20/12

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  • This is like a summer version of the old crockpot salsa chicken, which is one of my favorite recipes. Love it! - 5/20/12

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  • Wonderful! - 5/20/12

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  • Looks tasty.. - 5/20/12

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  • save - 5/20/12

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  • Loved it! The kids have already asked for it again. - 5/4/12

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