My good friend Colleen and I are always sharing recipes. She gave me a keeper recently and it has become a staple in our house. It is super tasty, pretty-darned healthy, and EASY. It also seems like a summery dish to me. The worst part of Salsa Chicken is making the taco seasoning but you can cheat and use a prepackaged taco seasoning. If I can avoid MSG though I try to. I don't know that any of us are allergic but it never hurts to avoid "danga" when you can.
So here's the recipe for Salsa Chicken. I use Harris Teeter's mild picante sauce and my children (who do not normally like chunky stuff) seem to like it.
Here is the recipe I use for my home-made taco seasoning. Like they say use more or less crushed red pepper flakes depending on your family's preferences. The thing I like about allrecipe's site is that you can change your servings and it will automatically recalculate the amounts needed in the recipe for you. I usually make about 100 servings of this at time just to have on hand.
We serve the Salsa Chicken over a bed of greens (spinach and/or romaine) with sour cream. We will also have some fruit (pineapple or strawberries) which seems to chase the heat a little. If I'm feeling real crazy I'll serve some tortilla chips too.
Let me know if you make it and if you enjoyed it.
And uh...Colleen how 'bout giving up some mo' recipes like this 'un.