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Southwestern Chicken Recipe

Southwestern Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 130 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

Reviews for Southwestern Chicken

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middjett 228578
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."

pr456 215337
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"

Sowers04 54805
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Really good with salsa or cheese dip!"

Sowers04 141925
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Really good with salsa or velveeta cheese dip!"

katlaydee3 134761
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"This was really good and really easy."

bowler_jen 103914
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"simple, quick and easy"

Biezer 206186
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"It was very quick and simple!! After adding the lime juice, I added a jar of our homeade salsa to simmer in. Added a nice extra zing to it."

justgottabezen 59023
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2009

"Delicious! its quick and easy to make, and there are very few ingredients, so if you have the spices on hand, all you really need to buy at the store are limes and chicken :) Will definitely make this again!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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