This Sweet and Spicy Chicken dish will quickly become a favorite in your house.

It’s simple to make, and it’s covered in the most delicious sweet and spicy sauce.

With just 4 key ingredients you are 30 minutes away from an incredible meal. This recipe for Sweet and Spicy Chicken where peach preserves add just a touch of sweetness, while the taco seasoning and salsa give the dish some kick.

sweet and spicy chicken in skillet with wooden spoon topped with cilantro

What can I serve with Sweet & Spicy Chicken?

This chicken dish is great on its own, or you can serve it over some rice or quinoa. It also makes great tacos or serve with chips, cheese, sour cream & some greens, and you’ve got a complete meal that everyone will love.

And the best part is that it’s all made in one pan, so there’s very little cleanup required.

Can I make this sweet spicy chicken in the slow cooker?

Yes! Just place all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken is cooked and easy to shred.

You could also bake this in the oven as well, simple and easy just to put it all in a pan. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

How can I make this recipe even spicier?

If you want to turn up the heat, you can add some diced jalapeños to the sauce or even some red pepper flakes. You can also use a hot salsa in place of the medium salsa that the recipe calls for.

What if I don’t have peach preserves?

If you don’t have peach preserves on hand, you can use apricot preserves or even cherry preserves. They will all work just fine in this recipe.

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Ingredients for Sweet & Spicy Chicken

  • Taco seasoning
  • Peach preserves
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast – You could easily substitute this with boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  • Olive oil – You could easily substitute this for vegetable or canola oil too.
  • Chunky salsa, medium heat

How to make Sweet & Spicy Chicken

Over medium-high heat, add the oil and chicken to a large skillet and cook for a minute or two, then add the taco seasoning, garlic, and onion powder; stir to coat the chicken.

Cook chicken until it is no longer pink in the center.

Add the salsa and preserves to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until heated through and the chicken has a nice glaze. 

sweet and spicy chicken in skillet with wooden spoon topped with cilantro

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Sweet & Spicy Chicken

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 7 3/4 cup servings
Calories: 390 kcal
This Sweet and Spicy Chicken dish will become a favorite. With just 4 key ingredients you are 30 minutes away from an incredible meal.
sweet and spicy chicken in skillet with wooden spoon topped with cilantro

Ingredients
 

  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup peach preserves
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 24 ounces chunky salsa, medium heat

Instructions
 

  • Over medium-high heat, add the oil and chicken to a large skillet and cook for a minute or two, then add the taco seasoning, garlic, and onion powder; stir to coat the chicken.
  • Cook chicken until it is not longer pink in the center.
  • Add in the salsa and preserves to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until heated through and the chicken has a nice glaze. 

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Serving: 0.75cupCalories: 390kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 29gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 1207mgPotassium: 774mgFiber: 3gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 974IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
sweet and spicy chicken in skillet with wooden spoon topped with cilantro
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