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Jodi's 1st Recipe Suggestion- Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini

Hi, I'm Jodi D. I absolutely love writing recipes (maybe too much). I have written more than I know what to do with, so I'd like to share them with you. I have found recipes from all over; magazines, cook-books, and websites. Now, every Monday you can check them out!

Up first: Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini   

Ingredients:       Makes 6 servings.

1 lb. of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 large zucchini, diced 

3 or 4 large garlic cloves, minced

1 cup fresh or frozen corn

1 tablespoon frying oil

14 oz. drained and rinsed low-sodium black beans

14 oz. can undrained low-sodium diced tomatoes

1 tsp. of taco seasoning.

1 tablespoon cumin, divided

1 tsp. salt

Ground black pepper to taste

1 cup shredded Tex Mex or Colby Jack cheese

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped


1. Preheat a large (12 inch) deep skillet over low-medium heat, stirring to coat.  Add onion, garlic, and bell pepper; saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Transfer the vegetables to one side of the skillet and add the chicken.Sprinkle with 1 tsp. cumin, salt, and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, taco seasoning and remaining cumin. Cook for 10 minutes on low-medium heat, stirring occasionally.

4. Top with cheese, cover, and cook for a few minutes, or until the cheese melts.Garnish with green onions and cilantro to taste.

5. Serve immediately, either on its own or with brown rice or quinoa. As a garnish, feel free to add sour cream, cilantro, and black olives after the cheese has melted. Enjoy!


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