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Southwestern Chicken

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This recipe for chicken breasts is easy to fix and cook in a skillet. The dish is made with a wonderful combination of tomatoes, peppers, and corn, and other ingredients. Serve this flavorful southwestern style chicken with a rice dish for a great family dinner.

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups whole kernel corn, fresh or frozen and thawed
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • salt and pepper
  • sliced black olives, optional

Preparation:

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add olive oil. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper; sauté until golden brown on both sides and no longer pink, about 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine chopped onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic, and celery; set aside.

Combine chopped tomatoes with corn kernels, lime juice and grated peel, and chili powder.

When chicken is cooked, remove to a large clean platter. Add the onion and garlic mixture to the hot skillet; sauté until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Pour tomato and corn mixture into the skillet; place chicken on top. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Taste; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve chicken with vegetable mixture, garnished with black olive slices, if desired. Serve with hot boiled rice.

Chicken breast recipe serves 4.

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