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Mexican Cheesy Chicken Skillet

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Blogger Lauren Keating of Healthy-Delicious.com shares a one-skillet dinner.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ Select® frozen corn
1
medium red bell pepper, diced
1
small onion, diced
2
jalapeño chiles, finely chopped
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons chili powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon paprika
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1
can (15 oz) reduced-sodium black beans, drained
2
plum (Roma) tomatoes, diced
2
limes, juiced (2 to 4 tablespoons)
1/2
cup water
2/3
cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
Corn tortillas (6 inch), if desired

Directions

  • 1 Set oven control to broil.
  • 2 In ovenproof skillet, mix corn, bell pepper, onion and chiles. Cook over high heat 5 minutes or until bell pepper begins to soften and corn begins to blacken. Add cilantro and garlic; cook 1 minute. Remove vegetables from skillet; set aside.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir together flour, chili powder, cumin and paprika. Lightly coat chicken with flour mixture.
  • 4 Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side or until nicely browned.
  • 5 Return cooked vegetables to skillet. Stir in beans, tomatoes, lime juice and water. Cook 10 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 6 Sprinkle cheese over top. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble. If desired, sprinkle with additional cilantro and serve with tortillas.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 230
  • Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 2 1/2g
  • Sodium 290mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Sharp Cheddar cheese has a bolder flavor than regular Cheddar, so you can use less.

Use more or less jalapeño chiles to suit your family’s taste.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 05/03/2012. 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
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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