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Sweet Salsa Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

“My family loves this saucy Southwestern-style chicken, and it fits well within my sensible meal plan,” Joanne Watters from Cobourg, Ontario shares. “Add fresh pasta and a tossed salad, and a satisfying dinner is served!”

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups salsa
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour 1-1/2 cups into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Place the chicken in an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with reserved marinade.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 179° Remove chicken and keep warm.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir in pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 251 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1039mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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