SALSA CHICKEN

 

  • Cooking Time: 25-30
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 5

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa (your choice of heat)
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Diet Coke (DO NOT SUBSTITUTE ON THIS ITEM)
  • 1 lime, juice of, fresh squeezed (optional)

Directions

  • In 12 inch skillet, cook chicken over medium high heat in UNSEASONED pan (do NOT spray with PAM or add any oil or butter).
  • Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Chicken will stick a bit to skillet when turning but that is ok.
  • Cook till just brown- you want a bit of color.
  • Add the entire jar of Salsa and the can of Diet Coke.
  • Reduce heat to medium low- and simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes, covered.
  • Remove lid, turn chicken and continue to simmer until sauce has thickened to desired consistency.
  • When ready to serve, squeeze juice from 1 fresh lime over the chicken.
  • I serve this over yellow rice (I just add turmeric to my rice when cooking- adds nice bright yellow color!).
  • Do not use regular Coke as this will turn out too sweet.
  • I promise--you cannot taste the Diet Coke.

Notes

When I was doing Weight Watchers and the boys were home, I got really tired of fixing 3 sets of meals each night. When I came upon this recipe - I just didn't tell them this was WW and to this day they still don't know. When the boys come home now - this is one dish they will request. Super fast & easy to fix on work nights. 4 oz. = 4 WW points (without rice) *Note - if the sauce is too runny or thin...extend the reduction time (after removing lid). It may take another 5-10 minutes to thicken and have the consistency you desire.

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