Recipe: Southwest Chicken Skillet

Southwest Chicken Skillet
Southwest Chicken Skillet
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Nonstick spray coating

1 medium yellow or green sweet pepper, cut into squares

1 1 – 1 1/2 ounce envelope fajita seasoning mix

|12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces1/2 cup water

1 small zucchini, bias-sliced

1/2  small onion, cut into thin wedges

2/3 cup salsa

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 cup frozen whole kernel corn

1/2 cup cooked or canned black beans, rinsed and drained

8 8 inches flour tortillas (optional)

1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese (optional)


1.    For marinade, in a medium mixing bowl combine fajita mix, water, and oil. Add chicken to marinade. Stir to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
2.   Spray a large skillet with nonstick coating. Preheat over medium heat. Add sweet pepper, zucchini, and onion; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet.
3.  Drain chicken; discard marinade. Add chicken to skillet. (If necessary, add 1 tablespoon cooking oil during cooking.) Cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until no pink remains. Return vegetables to skillet. Stir together salsa and chili powder. Add salsa mixture, corn, and beans to skillet. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Serve with warm tortillas and cheese, if desired. (To heat tortillas, wrap in microwave-safe paper towels; micro-cook on high power for 30 seconds). Makes 4 servings.
Credit: Shared by © Copyright 2014, Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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