Sweet and Spicy Picante Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Picante Chicken


"Looking for an easy-to-make dish that's loaded with flavor? Try this family-pleasing dish that mixes picante sauce, brown sugar and mustard to make a savory sauce for moist and juicy baked chicken."


25 m servings 352 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 352 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.1g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 26.8 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 844 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the chicken into a 2 quart shallow baking dish. Stir the picante sauce, brown sugar and mustard in a small bowl. Pour the picante sauce mixture over the chicken.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with the rice.


  • Serving Suggestion:
  • Serve with a long grain and wild rice blend and steamed cut green beans. For dessert serve lemon sorbet.
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  1. 61 Ratings


I've seen this recipe before, called "Texas Two-Step Chicken." I've made it many times, and my kids always love it. My suggestion is to place the chicken in a crock pot, mix the sauce ingredie...

I made this last night exactly as the recipe instructed. It was very good. The sauce reminded me a bit of cocktail sauce but spicier and mixed well with the rice. The chicken was moist and...

This is a favorite in our house - we often top with shredded cheddar for the last 10 minutes of baking time. Yummy!

For many years I have made something similar to this with just putting boneless, skinless chicken breasts and a large bottle of Pace Picante sauce and putting it in the crock pot all day. The c...

We love this chicken. Several years ago I saw this recipe on the back of a jar of picante sauce and I've been making it ever since. It is easy to make and tasty with rice or without. I served it...

So easy and ready in a jiff. I serve over wide noodles.

Excellent recipe. Even my dh, who isn't fond of chicken, liked it. I used mild salsa and think next time I'll use at least half medium. The brown sugar off sets the pepper and it could have us...

Very good! Followed recipe exactly. Used Splenda brown sugar.

Very good...I cooked 350 for 1 hr as 400 for 20 minutes was not enough! And next time will do salsl hot alone with no sugar. Easy and tasty.