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Picante Skillet Chicken

  • prep time: 25 min
  • total time: 45 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 428 1 serving

Relax...20 minutes, 4 ingredients and one skillet is all you need to make this zesty chicken dish.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 2 cups long grain white rice, prepared according to package directions (about 6 cups)


  • Tips

    • Ingredient Note: We develop our recipes using a 4-to 5-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast half per serving. However, there are a range of sizes available in-store, from the butcher counter to the meat case and the freezer section. Use whichever you prefer- just follow the recipe as written above for the best result. If you're using larger chicken breasts they may require a little longer cooking time.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides.

  • Step 2

    Stir the picante sauce in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve the chicken and sauce with the rice.


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  • Picante Skillet Chicken

    elaine r.
    July 15, 2010

    Great recipes but inside of rice I used thin spagetti cooked with onions and garlic and seasconed with Southwestern Chipolte.

  • Picante Skillet Chicken

    Richard S.
    May 25, 2010

    I make this with boneless thighs and let it simmer for 23 minutes. I added a can of diced tomatoes to stretch the sauce out. We cook this at least once a month.

  • Picante Skillet Chicken

    May 18, 2010

    I sprinkle a little bit of shredded cheese on top...delicious!

  • Picante Skillet Chicken

    March 19, 2010

    I cut the chicken into piices and browned it, then I added Pace and put it over cooked rice served with a veggie. Yumm

  • Picante Skillet Chicken

    January 11, 2010

    My kids just love this recipe. Sometimes I serve it over wide noodles

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    Calories 428
    Total Fat 6 g
    Sat. Fat 0.9 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 97 mg
    Sodium 654 mg
    Total Carb 54 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Sugar 2 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 33 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 2 %DV
    Iron 15 %DV
    Potassium 11 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.