Sweet Salsa Chicken

This is a great, super quick meal. Getting 3 servings of whole grains in your diet per day has been shown to reduce the risks of stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Including more whole grains can also help with weight maintenance.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 1 (1 1/4oz) pkg. reduced sodium taco seasoning
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup salsa or picante (from the produce section – less salt, more natural)
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp dried currants or golden raisins
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup frozen corn

Preparation

  1. In a large Ziploc, combine taco seasoning and chicken and shake to coat.
  2. Cook chicken over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Add salsa, preserves, water, currants, cilantro, lime juice, and corn.
  4. Cook 5-10 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 230
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Sat Fat: 0
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Carbohydrate: 32 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g

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