Mexican Stir-Fry Recipe
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Mexican Stir-Fry Recipe

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A tasty blend of peppers makes this skillet meal popular at Becky Taaffe's home in San Jose, California. "Not only have I prepared it for everyday meals, but also for church dinners, potlucks and family get-togethers. There are never any leftovers," she reports.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2-4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2/3 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 279 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 458 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add peppers; saute until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the water, tomato puree, chili powder, bouillon, salt and cayenne; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add the chicken, beans and rice; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 2-4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Mexican Stir-Fry in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p10

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 279 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 458 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.

This recipe pairs well with a medium white wine.

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