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jenn's favorite pineapple salsa chicken

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Jenn Hollis
Goffstown, NH

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!

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For jenn's favorite pineapple salsa chicken

  • 4
    chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 1 jar
    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

How To Make jenn's favorite pineapple salsa chicken

  • 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.

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