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Baby Lima Beans in Green Salsa with Chicken

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This creamy main dish is a quick saute of chicken, green tomatillos, chiles and Green Giant® frozen lima beans. A smaller serving size makes a great side dish.

  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

3
boxes (9 oz each) Green Giant™ frozen baby lima beans
2
cups water
3/4
lb green tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed
1/2
cup low-sodium chicken broth
2
or 3 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded, stems removed
1/2
cup white onion, chopped
2
medium cloves garlic, finely chopped (1 teaspoon)
1
teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1/2
cup fat-free sour cream
1/4
cup low-sodium chicken broth
3
tablespoons cornstarch
2 1/2
to 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • 1 Make lima beans as directed on box.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan, heat water and tomatillos to boiling over medium-high heat. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tomatillos change color and are soft, but not mushy. Remove from water.
  • 3 In blender, place cooked tomatillos, 1/2 cup chicken broth, poblano chiles, onion, garlic, bouillon and 1/4 cup of the lima beans. Cover; blend on medium speed 30 to 45 seconds or until smooth.
  • 4 Into 4-quart saucepan, pour tomatillo mixture. Cook uncovered over medium heat about 10 minutes or until thickened. Stir in sour cream and remaining lima beans. In small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup chicken broth and the cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved; stir into tomatillo mixture. Cook over medium-low heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Stir in chicken; heat until hot. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 230
  • Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 1/2g
  • Sodium 240mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Expert Tips

Serve as a casserole with 3/4 cup shredded asadero-style cheese sprinkled on top, or serve over cooked rice.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 08/08/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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