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Southwest Chicken
Southwest Chicken

This is a fast, easy, incredibly healthy supper and one of my old reliable recipes.  The best part is that there are usually leftovers which happen to make an awesome quesadilla filling for supper the day after, another super easy meal.

Ingredients Needed:

one can of black beans
one can of corn
one large can of diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 cup of chopped onion
sprinkle of cumin
3 cloves garlic
oil for frying
cheese (I used Monterey jack)

Rice to serve it over.

southwest chicken

Combine all your canned ingredients in a large pot, add the spices and start heating it up. Taste the sauce and see if you like the spices as they are or want to add more, I cannot stand bland dishes so I use tablespoons of chili powder to give it some flavor and zing.

southwest chicken

Dice your chicken breasts into small pieces, mine are larger so my son-who-thinks-he’s-vegetarian-but-eats-chicken-nuggets can pick out the chicken. Yes, we’ve talked about what’s in chicken nuggets. Still can’t get through to him.

southwest chicken

Add some oil to a frying pan, throw in the onions, minced garlic cloves and the chicken breast. Sautee until the onions are tender and the chicken is browned.

southwest chicken

Add the chicken/onion combo into the pot with the tomatoes in it and simmer until the chicken is cooked completely.

southwest chicken

I serve ours on rice with a sprinkle of shredded cheese on top.

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Magpie's Southwest Chicken

Delicious and healthy chicken dish for a family dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Course
chicken
Cuisine
Southwest
Servings
4
Calories
991
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 1 sprinkle cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 4 cups rice

Instructions

  1. Combine all your canned ingredients in a large pot, add the spices and start heating it up.  

  2. Taste the sauce and see if you like the spices as they are or want to add more, I cannot stand bland dishes so I use tablespoons of chili powder to give it some flavor and zing.

  3. Dice your chicken breasts into small pieces.Add some oil to a frying pan, throw in the onions, minced garlic cloves and the chicken breast.

  4. Saute until the onions are tender and the chicken is browned.

  5. Add the chicken/onion combo into the pot with the tomatoes in it and simmer until the chicken is cooked completely.I serve ours on rice with a sprinkle of shredded cheese on top.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4g, Calories: 991kcal, Carbohydrates: 196g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 265mg, Potassium: 1017mg, Fiber: 13g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 1765IU, Vitamin C: 18.9mg, Calcium: 271mg, Iron: 5.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Spices Exporters says

    Quite exciting southwest chicken receipe from the kitchen magpie.

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