I love salsa. Anyone who knows me knows this! Funny thing is, I didn't like it until I was 18!! I worked at Chili's and used to eat the tortilla chips dry. YUCK! Then when I moved to Ohio, there was a restaraunt called Del Rio! They had THE BEST salsa! I was too young and niave to know that when I asked them flat out for their recipe they wouldn't actually give it to me. But I was young and flirted with the bar tender, and he finally said, "Tell me what ingredients you use and I'll tell you if we use that."
That is how I found the key ingredient ~ FRESH CILANTRO!!!!!
I love the colors of the salsa before they're all mixed in! Bright red, deep green, bright white!
Tonight I made Picante Chicken. It's sooooo easy!
1 1/4 cup salsa/picante
6 TBSP fat free cream cheese - room temperature
1/2 cup skim or low fat cheddar cheese or cheddar jack
Turn over to 350 degrees
Spread 1/3 cup salsa/picante over sprayed 9x13" pan
Spread cream cheese over smooth sided chicken breasts and place in salsa'd pan
Cover with remaining 1/2 cup salsa/picante
Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes
Remove foil sprinkle cheese evenly over chicken.
Bake 15 minutes more.
I served with Bushes Season's Black Beans and chips with my homemade salsa. Total calories - 398 calories! The kids and hubby really liked it. Kids, not so much on the black beans, though. But I loved it!