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Fiesta Chicken Bundles for Two Recipe

Fiesta Chicken Bundles for Two Recipe

“I love to make this chicken dish because while it bakes, I can take a siesta before the fiesta! I dreamed it up when I was on vacation and had limited ingredients. It’s packed with great flavor.” —Merry Graham, Newhall, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 ounces each)
  • 2 corn tortillas (6 inches), chopped
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) pepper Jack cheese
  • 2/3 cup salsa verde, divided
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons orange marmalade
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Southwestern black beans, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro


  • 1. Flatten chicken breasts to 1/4-in. thickness; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the tortillas, cheese and 1/3 cup salsa verde. Spoon tortilla mixture down the center of each chicken breast; roll up and secure with toothpicks.
  • 2. Combine cornmeal and garlic salt in a shallow bowl; coat chicken with cornmeal mixture.
  • 3. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil. Add the water, marmalade, chili powder and remaining salsa to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Discard toothpicks.
  • 4. Serve chicken with beans; top with sour cream and cilantro. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 707 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 1,300 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 16 g fiber, 55 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.