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Southwestern Chicken Skillet

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Posted to Thread #18294 at 6:54 pm on May 31, 2010


(This was delicious! I made several changes, as noted in parentheses. For the coating, I used chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of lemon pepper, salt-free.

*Update: Now I double the sauce).


1/2 cup prepared salsa (I used a lower-salt medium salsa)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (I used less - didn't measure, was approximately 2 tsp)
1 teaspoon chili powder (I probably used more - didn't measure)
1 teaspoon ground cumin (didn't measure - probably used less)
1/4 teaspoon salt (I omitted it)
2 teaspoons olive oil (I used 1 Tbsp)
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used medium-sized, about 1 1/2 lbs)
2 garlic cloves, minced (I used garlic powder in the coating instead)
1 cup wisconsin monterey jack cheese or monterey jack pepper cheese, shredded (I used sharp cheddar, thinly sliced)
2 tablespoons chopped green onions or cilantro (I used 4 green onions, sliced)


1. Combine salsa and mustard. Set aside.
2. Sprinkle chili powder, cumin and salt over chicken. (I used chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and pinch of lemon pepper, salt-free).
3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. (I heated over medium/high).
4. Add chicken and garlic; cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken over. (I browned chicken 2 1/2 minutes per side on medium/high, then lowered heat to medium).
5. Spoon salsa/mustard mixture over and around chicken.
6. Continue cooking, turning chicken and stirring sauce, 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
7. Sprinkle cheese and green onions or cilantro over chicken. (I sprinkled green onions over after plating the dish).
8. Continue cooking 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. (I covered the pan to melt the cheese faster - used thin slices).

4 servings.

Edited from Recipezaar


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