Monday, May 23, 2011

Cha - Cha - Cha - Chicken

What do you make in a hurry?  We all have them.  The nights when the chicken is almost past its prime, when you need to eat quickly, when you have an extra jar of salsa hanging around in pantry.  What?  You don't always have an extra jar of salsa hanging around in your pantry?   My mistake - after trying this recipe you will want to.  :)

Here is a FAST and EASY recipe perfect for a yummy meal on an evening when time is short. I call it...

Salsa Chicken


To make this you need:

Chicken breasts - as many as you can fit in your pan and/or as many as you need
salsa, 12 oz. - any type you like, bottle, jar, container, whatever
salt
pepper
olive oil - or whatever oil you like to use

That's it.

Here is how you make Salsa Chicken.

Dry the chicken breasts with paper towels.  (This helps with the browning.)  Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a frying pan until shimmering.  Brown the chicken breasts on both sides.

Turn down the heat to medium low, add the salsa, cover, and simmer until the chicken breasts are cooked through (about 10 minutes). 

add the salsa

cover the pan

lower the heat to medium-low

Here is the finished pan!  Can't you just smell it?  No? What? Why not?  Oh, yeah right.  Silly me.  Trust me, it smells delicious!

Mmmmmmmmmmm.....


Enjoy!

Salsa chicken, steamed green beans, and tatertots (yup! tatertots)

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18 comments:

Aimee K. said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for following me and for the comment! I'm now your newest follower:) You have a lovely blog!

Ali said...

This look amazing! I'm not sure if the hubs would try, it but I'm willing to try it!

And thanks for stopping by at Adams Trinity! I'm a new follower too!

Justine said...

Yum, Yum! This looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tanya! :)

Emily @ LaForce Be With You said...

I do always keep extra salsa around haha! It is quite handy on many things! Looks yummy!

Ashley said...

hey girl,new follower..i love your blog, great mix of recipies and crafts!
all looks so fun and yummy

Chris said...

This is great and I think everyone in my family would actually eat it! lol We always have salsa, we buy it in bulk. :) Thanks for sharing at Us and Them. I am a new follower! Chris

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

This looks great - I can almost smell it! And I actually do keep a few jars of salsa around!

The Gunny Sack said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my site and becoming a follower! I tried to follow you back but I can't because I am already a follower :) BTW my email I sent you was rejected and the link you had in there to request to be added to acceptable addresses says my email is no longer available?? Weird huh?

Mrs. H @ My Happily Ever After said...

Loooooves it. Did you know you can do salsa chicken in the crock pot too? I have my recipe for it here: http://myhappilyeveraftertheend.blogspot.com/2011/02/slow-cooker-scrumptiousness-salsa.html

Thanks for stopping by my blog...hope you try and enjoy the hot and sour soup recipes too!

Gattina said...

It's a pity that I can't take it out of the screen and serve it tonight for supper, lol !

Divvy Up Diva said...

Thanks for sharing! This looks super yummy! I am stopping by from the Strut Your Stuff Link Party. I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more:) I would love to have you stop by my blog when you have a chance!
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Donene said...

Looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for visiting and your very nice comments!

Camille said...

This looks awesome! I am definitely adding this to my list of recipes to try!
I am your newest follower- and I would love to have you follow me back if you want to!
Camille @
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Amy@happylittleparty.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for stopping by and followring! I am now following you too! This chicken looks delish. Cn't wait to try it
xoxo

Amy said...

Fast and easy meals are girls best friends! Love your chicken recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. I gotta try that soon.

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Miz Helen said...

Hi Tanya,
And Cha Cha Cha, it is a great chicken recipe. Easy and full of flavor delicious a must try. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

It's just possible I could make this. Probable, no. Possible, yes. Thanks for the great recipe. I'll bookmark it just in case I actually feel like 'cooking' one day ;)

Emily said...

looks SO tasty!! Come on over and link up to my party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/papas-mac-and-cheese-and-tasty-tuesday.html