Creamy Southwest Chicken from About.com

This skillet chicken dish is one you can have on the table in 20 minutes, start to finish, using canned green chiles and shredded cheese. The chiles are mild, so this isn't a spicy dish, but is a tasty one. Serve with refried beans and/or a salad and sliced avocado.

Creamy Southwest Chicken from About.com
Creamy Southwest Chicken from About.com

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

3

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

3

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 1/4

    C minced onion

  • 2

    cloves minced garlic

  • 6-8

    oz canned chopped green chiles (depending on can size)

  • Optional: small amt of chicken stock or Better than Boullion

  • 1/4

    C cream

  • 1/3

    C shredded cheddar or jack cheese

  • Olive oil

  • Salt, pepper

Directions

1) Heat large skillet with oil. 2) Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. Saute' till brown on both sides, adding onions about half way through. 3) Add garlic and cook for another minute. 4) If needed, deglaze the pan with a little water or chicken stock. Add 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon if desired. 5) Add green chiles and cream, and simmer until chicken is done and sauce is thickened. 6) Top with cheese, and serve when cheese melts. Optional garnish: avocado slices; cilantro Makes 3-4 servings Nutritional Analysis for each of 3 servings: 4.5 grams of effective carbohydrate plus 1.5 grams fiber, 38 grams protein, 18 grams of fat, 347 calories.

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