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Fiesta Chicken

This fiesta chicken recipe is from my sister in law and I just changed things up a bit to make it more to our tastes. It’s quick and easy for those nights when you don’t want to worry about sides etc. You can totally just eat it how it is, but we usually cook up some fresh tortillas and eat it burrito style. It’s fairly healthy too! Enjoy!

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Fiesta Chicken

Fiesta Chicken

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Recipe By Jessica adapted by me

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 pkg. fajita seasoning divided
  • 4 chicken breasts skinned and boned, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion medium, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can corn whole-kernel
  • 15 ounce black beans rinsed and drained
  • 14-1/2 ounce tomatoes Mexican-style diced
  • 1 4.5- ounce green chiles chopped
  • 1/2 Bell Pepper Red, chopped
  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 2-1/4- ounce olives sliced (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Instructions

  • Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning in a zip-top freezer bag
  • Add chicken. Seal zip bag and shake to coat chicken.
  • Cook chicken in hot oil in a large pan over high heat, stirring often, 4 minutes or until browned.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high; add onion and garlic.
  • Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in remaining fajita seasoning, corn, black beans, diced tomatoes, chiles, cooked brown rice, and, if desired, olives.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir in chopped cilantro and lime juice.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Fiesta Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 994 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 458mg20%
Potassium 1861mg53%
Carbohydrates 132g44%
Fiber 17g71%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 69g138%
Vitamin A 1251IU25%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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5 comments

  • This sounds great. These are the flavors that I love to cook with. I adore Mexican food.

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  • Oh the chicken looks fantastic! I'd like to try it. First time here and love your blog, following it. 🙂

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  • I want to grab a bag of chips and dig in!

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  • 'sharing' that should be!

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  • looks delicious! thanks for shaing.

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