Southwestern Chicken Recipe
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Southwestern Chicken Recipe

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This simple six-ingredient recipe sent in by Roberta freedman is so tasty, you won't believe it's also good for you. From her home in mesilla Park, New Mexico, Roberta writes, "I like it because it is so quick to fix. It's just one way I add some flavors of the Southwest to lean chicken."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 130 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 lean meat


  1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, chili powder, salt and paprika. Rub over both sides of chicken. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken on both sides; drizzle with lime juice. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Chicken in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p52

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"I really enjoyed this. Will make again. great for those days when you have no time, but want something good. Bit of steamed broccoli and a salad with this and your all set."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"I really enjoyed this recipe. I put it on a bed of mixed greens and raspberry vineagrette. It does not sound good but it is. Thanks"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Really good with salsa or cheese dip!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Really good with salsa or velveeta cheese dip!"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"This was really good and really easy."

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