Mexican chicken

4

PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves , or 2 1/2 tsp bottled chopped garlic
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce , or 2 tsp chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt , optional
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 green bell pepper , seeded
  • 1 yellow bell pepper , seeded
  • 3/4 cup grated light cheddar
  • 2 green onions , sliced

Instructions

  • Coarsely chop garlic and coriander. Place both in bowl of a food processor or blender along with chipotle, tomato sauce, cumin and salt. Whirl until puréed.
  • Melt butter in large frying pan, preferably non-stick, over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Meanwhile, thinly slice peppers. Add to chicken along with tomato sauce. Turn chicken to evenly coat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer, turning chicken occasionally until springy when pressed, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Continue to cook, covered, until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon chicken onto plates. Sprinkle with onions. Great with rice and beans.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 274,
  • Protein
  • 38.5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.4 g,
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 657 mg.

Craving a healthy dinner with some southern kick? Try this easy chicken saut?; with a chipotle pepper. Or for just a little buzz, use jalapenos. Whichever you choose, dinner will be ready in 30 minutes. Any leftovers will make great tacos the next day.

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