Salsa Simmered Chicken


This easy-to-make simmered chicken recipe is a great weeknight family dish I threw together; we enjoyed it a lot. Delicious with rice. Can also be shredded and served with tortillas.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (15 ounce) jar mild picante salsa

  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth


  1. Season chicken breasts all over with salt and black pepper.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken breasts in hot oil until browned, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Pour salsa and chicken broth over chicken. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn chicken over, stir salsa mixture, and continue to simmer until chicken is tender and sauce is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into center of chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 813mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 353mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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