Super-Quick Salsa Chicken

Enjoy this Mexican dinner packed with rice, chicken, Green Giant® SteamCrisp® Niblets® sweet corn and Old El Paso® salsa – ready in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2
cups water
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
medium zucchini, chopped (2 cups)
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Niblets® whole kernel sweet corn, drained
1/4
cup sour cream
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package. Meanwhile, between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken in oil 6 to 10 minutes, turning once, until golden brown on outside and no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • 3 In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Cook zucchini in oil 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in salsa and corn. Reduce heat to medium; cook 2 minutes longer or until thoroughly heated.
  • 4 Serve chicken over rice; top with vegetable mixture, sour cream and cilantro.

Expert Tips

If you’re short on time, skip flattening and cooking chicken breasts. Substitute 4 cups cubed cooked chicken; add with the salsa and corn in step 3.

If you have leftovers, serve them the next day as a Mini Tortilla-Topped Snack. Just chop up leftover chicken; spoon chicken and vegetables into a large custard cup and refrigerate. To serve, microwave covered until hot and sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
1580mg
1580%;
Total Carbohydrate
58g
58%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.