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Southwestern Chicken Skillet

 Southwestern Chicken Skillet
—Renee Shepherd, Felton, California
5 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large sweet red peppers, julienned
  • 2 large sweet yellow peppers, julienned
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with lemon juice; set aside. In a large skillet,
  • saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add the peppers, onion, oregano,
  • cumin and pepper flakes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10
  • minutes.
  • Add the chicken, salt and pepper; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes
  • or until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 5 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 202 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.