Thursday, February 19, 2009

Salsa Chicken

My least favorite part of the day is deciding what to make for dinner.    This inspired me to start making a monthly menu, that way it's already decided for me.  It works great. Every month I ask my husband what he wants to eat.  There are a few that always come up, one of which is Salsa Chicken.  I got this recipe from my mom.

Salsa Chicken
3 chicken breast halves (about 1 per person), cut in small pieces
1 1/4 c. Salsa (I like mild, but if you like things really spicy, go medium or hot)
1 1/4 c. apricot jam (I can usually only find Apricot/Pineapple and that's great too)
Rice or Quinoa cooked per package

Cook chicken on stove top or in electric skillet in 1-2T extra virgin olive oil.  When chicken is cooked through, add salsa and jam.  Cook until sauce is bubbling.  Serve chicken and sauce over rice or quinoa (we like the quinoa but rice is good, too).  You can add as much chicken and sauce as you want, so this is a really easy/versatile recipe.

Serve with steamed brocolli.

Small side note:  as I was finishing typing this post, I could feel my daugher putting stickers on my back (she loves stickers all of a sudden).  When I finished I looked and saw she has actually covered me with stamps!!!  Where do you suppose she was sending me? I hope somewhere warm.  And where on earth did she find 37 cent stamps?!


  1. They have Smuckers sugar free Apricot jam , that is our favorite!

  2. This sounds amazing...and surprizingly I have all the ingredients at home!

  3. I made this the other night and it was so good. Andy was very skeptical because he doesn't like tomatoes or salsa, but he liked it. He's decided that I can make it again as long as we call it sweet and sour chicken and not salsa chicken. haha. I saw that you plan your meals a month at a time? That sounds awesome. We may try planning a month tonight. Keep blogging, I need more ideas. :)