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Sweet and Spicy Salsa Chicken

When you feel pressed for time, you can still make a home cooked meal as an alternative to fast food. It is just so much better for you and will save money too.
This is a tangy chicken dish with just a bit of bite, depending on how hot your taco seasoning and salsa is, combined with a touch of sweetness of the apricot jam.
Forgot to take chicken out of the freezer? No problem, just put your chicken into the microwave for a  minute to thaw it enough to cut through.
It takes no time at all to put together, and by the time the rice is cooked and salad is put together supper is ready, all under a 1/2 hour. Faster than the pizza delivery guy!

  1. Brown the chicken pieces in a bit of oil.
  2. Add the seasoning and water and cook for ten minutes.
  3. Add the apricot jam, and salsa and cook 20 minutes more.
  4. Serve over brown or white rice and some fresh veggies on the side.


  1. what a great way to use up some leftover chicken too! thanks for another great idea!

  2. Thanks Char for the yummy chicken recipe. Such a good reminder for me how easy it is to whip up a meal. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Yum! And I just roasted & froze two hens worth of chicken this Saturday!

    Thank you!

  4. I often cook chicken in a jar of salsa - quick and tasty.

  5. Hi,

    We are missionaries in Belize. Just got word that a two other missionary families and their guest will be coming from far away and plan to eat HERE!!!

    So glad for this. I will start cooking NOW.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  6. With Canadian Thanksgiving, leftover turkey is in abundance right now and this is the perfect weekday meal to use it up!

  7. Thanks Char for the recipe. Anything made with chicken is our family favorites....will be trying this one in the very near future.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  8. I just made a batch of Judy's salsa so this will be perfect. Angharad

  9. You ladies are just amazing. I am going to try this recipe this week. Thank you very much.

  10. Mmm, I have a bunch of leftover Thanksgiving turkey (Canadian), so I think this will be gracing our table tomorrow night! Thanks for a great idea.

  11. We had it tonight for supper. So good and easy.

  12. Just made this for dinner, everyone loved it.

    I made 1 minor change (don't you love it when people do that!!)

    I put my taco seasoning in a baggie, and coated then chicken first, then browned, and carried on with the recipe as written.

    Thanks again "Mennonite Girls"

  13. Thank you for the great recipe . I'm a diabetic I subbed sugar free orange marmalade for the apricot jam. The whole family loved it.

  14. I just made this recipe with leftover turkey. Delicious!! A perfect balance of sweet and sour. I have some leftover and plan to have it in tacos, with a salad on the side.

  15. I'm sorry but this is absolutely horrible. It's on the stove right now..and now of my children like it.

    The taco seasoning is awful with this...and no idea how to make it taste for dinner tonight.

    Please delete this from your repetoire.


    1. wow out of all the replies funny how one persons comment can b so contrary to all the others. guess we r not all the same. thank goodness

  16. Yesterday was my daughter's "Sweet Sixteen" Birthday Party.
    I let her choose the menu and she wanted to try this chicken recipe. She has to eat gluten free and has diabetes as well, so I was happy that these recipes were so adaptable. Thank you for including the homemade Taco Seasoning recipe. It is the best one that I have tried. I have tried so many of your recipes and have not been disappointed ever. Keep sharing them and let this one stay in the repertoire for sure. All the girls that were at the party loved it, and I also made the Sopa dish, Spinach and Strawberry Salad and the Chocolate log cake. All from this blog. Everything was a hit!!!!
    Carmen from South Dakota

  17. this looks so good! Do you think I could do this in the crockpot rather than just before supper? I just discovered this blog and I am loving it! Thank you for sharing all of this!

  18. Oh wow! I made this for dinner tonight and my husband and I love it! It will definitely be going into my rotation of favourites. Thank you! (I found this through a link the Inion family blog, ie. 'missionarymomma'.)


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