Recipe Detail

Chicken Salsa

Last updated: Jun 10, 2012

By Joy Pierce Mathews for Summit Medical Group

Reviewed by Susan Canonico, RD

Try this low-fat, low-calorie, heart-healthy recipe for a high-protein, quick, and delicious lunch or dinner!


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon of tumeric
  • 1 jar of peach mango salsa (mild, medium, or hot)
  • 2 cans of black beans, drained
  • 1 medium to large onion, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fat-free sour cream
  • I cup of whole grain rice (prepare per directions)


  1. Begin cooking your whole grain rice first so that it is ready when your chicken salsa is cooked.
  2. Saute the chicken breasts in olive oil until they are lightly browned and mostly cooked.
  3. Add and lightly saute onion slices.
  4. Add tumeric.
  5. Add salsa.
  6. Add drained beans.
  7. Mix the chicken, onions, tumeric, salsa, and beans together.
  8. Cook mixture for 10 minutes.
  9. Serve over whole grain rice.
  10. Top with a tablespoon of fat free sour cream.
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 ounces
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.6g
Cholesterol 32g 10%
Sodium 234g 10%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8.3g 33%
Protein 22.5 g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


This dish is best served with a fresh, green salad that is topped with a lightly sweetened olive oil dressing!
It is terrific when reheated for nutritious, low-fat leftovers.