Jenn's Favorite Pineapple Salsa Chicken Recipe

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Jenn's Favorite Pineapple Salsa Chicken

Jenn Hollis

By
@LadyIchor

I made this while I was on a low-carb eating plan. The recipe originally called for "low carb baking mix" (flour sub).

It's not as sweet as you'd expect, it's more savory.

If you're looking for sweet, use 1 cup of pineapple juice instead of the chicken or veggie broth.

Each serving is just a shade over 200 calories!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

4
chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
1 jar(s)
newman's own pineapple salsa
1 c
chicken or vegetable broth, low salt
1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/8 c
olive oil
1/2 tsp
white pepper
1/2 tsp
ginger powder
1/4 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Using either a sealed plastic freezer bag or two sheets of waxed paper, pound each chicken breast out to about a 1/4 inch thickness with a meat mallet or rolling pin.
2
Combine dry ingredients with a whisk in a shallow dish.
3
Dredge the chicken breasts in flour mix to coat and set aside on a clean plate.
4
In a large sautee pan heat the olive oil over medium heat until the surface shimmers slightly.
5
Carefully lay chicken breasts into the pan. Do not overcrowd the pan; you may have to cook one or two breasts at a time depending on the size of your pan.
6
Cook each breast for 3 minutes per side or until the flesh feels firm.
7
Remove cooked breasts to a clean plate and loosely cover with foil or another clean inverted plate until all the breasts are cooked.
8
When done cooking chicken, slowly add broth to the pan CAREFULLY! The pan will steam up, so keep back to avoid burns.
9
Deglaze the pan by gently scraping the bottom of the pan as the broth warms. This releases the yummy brown caramelized bits from cooking the chicken.
10
Bring broth to a simmer and let go for about 5 minutes to reduce slightly.
11
Stir in salsa to create your sauce. This usually comes out brownish because of the caramelized bits :)
12
Lay the chicken breasts back in the pan with the sauce & let simmer for a minute.
13
Turn the chicken and let simmer another 2 minutes.
14
Remove chicken from pan and serve with 2-3 tablespoons of sauce on top.
15
This is yummy with steamed broccoli with a squeeze of lemon juice or over rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy