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PointsPlus Tex-Mex Chicken with Zucchini Recipe

Tex-Mex Chicken with Zucchini

In the mood for a trip south of the border without crossing it? This is the ticket. A little Tex-Mex spiced chicken, a little zucchini and corn, and some diced tomato and cilantro, and it's a meal in a bowl. For an even healthier meal, try using boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead.

Ready in
40 m
4
Servings
212
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into ½-inch-thick slices
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • One 14 ½-ounce can diced tomatoes in sauce
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Directions

In a small cup, combine the oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper. Place the chicken in a bowl and toss with 1 ½ teaspoons of the spice mixture and reserve the remaining spice mix. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the chicken and sauté until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate. Heat the remaining oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until lightly browned but still crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini and corn to the skillet. Sauté until the zucchini is lightly browned, about 4 minutes.

Add the garlic and reserved spice mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the diced tomatoes and their sauce. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Add the chicken and ¼ cup water (to prevent the chicken from sticking to the pan). Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the cilantro, and serve.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving212
Total Fat6g10%
Sugar7gN/A
Saturated1g7%
Cholesterol80mg27%
Protein20g41%
Carbs19g6%
Vitamin A46µg5%
Vitamin B120.5µg8.6%
Vitamin B60.7mg37%
Vitamin C31mg51%
Vitamin D0.9IU0.2%
Vitamin E1mg6%
Vitamin K17µg21%
Calcium78mg8%
Fiber5g18%
Folate (food)52µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)38µg10%
Iron2mg13%
Magnesium60mg15%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)7mg33%
Phosphorus254mg36%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium784mg22%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg19.6%
Sodium538mg22%
Thiamin (B1)0.8mg50.2%
Zinc2mg14%