Whip up a flavorful skillet of Easy Chicken Picante for dinner tonight!
Easy Chicken Picante
What could be easier that combining salsa, Dijon mustard and fresh lime juice for a chicken marinade that also doubles as a sauce? After entertaining on and off over the last month and a half, I was looking for an easy meal that used ingredients I had on hand. This recipe for Easy Chicken Picante fit the bill perfectly!
Don’t be fooled by the short list of ingredients, however. This recipe is big on flavor due to the quantity of Dijon and lime juice included. You can vary the amount of heat by selecting mild, medium or hot salsa. I used medium salsa, which delivered a nice little kick. I also tweaked the original recipe so that it creates more sauce. In my opinion, everything is better with a little more sauce.
Ready in Under and Hour (but marinate longer if possible)
This recipe can be made in under in hour if you marinate for 30 minutes because the cook time is only about 15-17 minutes, If you do have time to marinate the chicken for an hour, the flavor will be more robust.
What to Drink and Serve on the Side
I’ve mentioned Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice in a number of previous posts. It’s a very easy option which microwaves in just 90 seconds. They have a variety of flavors, including Red Beans and Rice , which was a great side dish for this meal.
You may be cooking this as a quick weekday meal, so adult libations may not be on the menu. But we had the all the fixings for margaritas on hand so I thought, why not? Anything with salsa always goes better with margaritas in my book!