Easy Margarita Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 423.9
  • Total Fat: 9.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,069.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.7 g
  • Protein: 41.7 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    2 tsp canola oil, separated
    1.5 cup frozen chopped onion
    1 green pepper, sliced
    1 15-oz can black beans
    1 30-oz can pinto beans
    1 tsp cumin
    juice from 2 limes
    1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 cup salsa
    1 cup shredded pepper jack or Mexican blend cheese


Preheat oven to 450 deg. F.

In a large skillet, cook onions and peppers in 1 tsp canola oil, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are cooked through but still crisp. Add beans, cumin, and lime juice (zest limes before cutting for the juice - keep for later) and heat through. Season to taste. Transfer mixture to a 9x13 baking dish/pan.

Cut chicken to individual servings (or smaller strips). Between 2 pieces of wax paper, pound thickest part until each piece is roughly the same thickness throughout. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat remaining tsp canola oil over medium-high heat in the same skillet and add chicken. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until a crispy crust forms.

Place the chicken pieces over the bean mixture in the pan. Cover with the salsa and then cheese. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbling. Sprinkle with lime zest before serving.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENNALYN216.