Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mexican Chicken

I always find myself craving tacos, but in trying to be healthy, I don't want to indulge in greasy ground beef!! My Mexican chicken is a great alternative and is super easy!

Mexican Chicken
yum :)

1 chicken breast
1/4 c. Corn
Handful of spinach
1-2 tablespoons salsa
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
Cooking spray

Coat a small pan with cooking spray and begin cooking the chicken on medium heat, turning after about 5 minutes so each side is light brown. Chop the chicken into bite size pieces (you can do this before or after you cook it). After the chicken is thoroughly cooked, add 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning into the pan with a tablespoon or two of water (you don't want the taco seasoning to be chunky, water helps it to thin it and glaze over the chicken).

Add in the corn and spinach, allowing it to heat up. I also enjoy adding chopped onion, bell peppers, and black beans! If necessary, add another sprinkle of taco seasoning to the mixture.

And with that, you're done! Enjoy it with a side of salsa and you have yourself a delicious and quick entree.
the picture doesn't do it justice. SO YUM
The great thing about this recipe is that you can save all of these ingredients for another meal, or for another helping of Mexican chicken tomorrow! Refrigerate the corn and toss it on a salad; use the spinach in your eggs, salad, stir fry; close the taco seasoning packet for next time (you'll have a leftover); freeze the other chicken breasts in individual bags to make your next dinner super easy- just take a chicken breast out of the freezer each morning and it will be thawed by dinner time; and use the salsa with anything you think of :)

This is a great meal for anyone with a busy life, on a low budget, or a collee student... I think a majority of us could fit into that category so give this meal a try!!

If you're really craving taco shells, try the "whole grain" taco shells- 2 shells only have 110 calories! Heat then up in the microwave or toaster oven.

Hope you like it!

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