Southwest Chicken Breasts

Southwest Chicken Breasts

Welcome to your new favorite weeknight dinner!

Get ready to try my favorite weeknight meal of all time! This recipe for Southwest Chicken Breasts is SO easy, delicious & healthy. Bonus points: it looks & tastes like it’s from a restaurant & is easy on the wallet!

The ingredients you will need are:

  • 2-4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cans black beans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen or canned corn
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. To begin, combine the black beans, corn, green chiles, red bell pepper & chopped cilantro. Mix it well in a large mixing bowl.

2. Gather your spices–ground cumin, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Combine the spices well in a small dish. I like to use a little ramekin dish!

3. I use a pack of 2 chicken breasts & slice them down the middle. This ensures the chicken will be throughly cooked & also keeps healthy portion sizes in mind. Lay them flat & spread out in a 9×13 glass dish. Use a spoon to sprinkle about 1/4 of the seasoning mix on each 1/2 chicken breast.

4. Spread the black bean/corn mixture over the chicken breasts evenly, making sure to cover the chicken well.

5. Top with Colby Jack cheese before popping it in the oven. Add as much or as little as you’d like.

6. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40-50 minutes, depending on your oven & how crispy you want your cheese to get. Personally, I cook mine for 45 minutes. Cut into the chicken a bit to make sure it’s totally done once you take it out of the oven.

7. Divide into 4 portions & now you have dinner for 2 & lunch for 2 the next day! Serve warm and enjoy!

Southwest Chicken Breasts

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2-4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cans black beans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen or canned corn
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. To begin, combine the black beans, corn, green chiles, red bell pepper & chopped cilantro. Mix it well in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Gather your spices–ground cumin, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Combine the spices well in a small dish.
  3. I use a pack of 2 chicken breasts & slice them down the middle. This ensures the chicken will be throughly cooked & also keeps healthy portion sizes in mind. Lay them flat & spread out in a 9×13 glass dish. Use a spoon to sprinkle about 1/4 of the seasoning mix on each 1/2 chicken breast.
  4. Spread the black bean/corn mixture over the chicken breasts evenly, making sure to cover the chicken well.
  5. Top with Colby Jack cheese before popping it in the oven. Add as much or as little as you’d like.
  6. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40-50 minutes, depending on your oven & how crispy you want your cheese to get. Cut into the chicken a bit to make sure it’s totally done once you take it out of the oven.
  7. Divide into 4 portions & now you have dinner for 2 & lunch for 2 the next day! Serve warm and enjoy!

I hope you absolutely love my favorite meal to cook at home! I would love to know your thoughts on my recipe & any alterations you’ve tried. Bon appetit!

xo, Han

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