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postheadericon Tex-Mex Chicken Skillet

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Tex-Mex Chicken Skillet is delicious, recipe for a hearty, cheesy, quick and spicy pasta meal. It takes only (30) minutes from start to finish. Ingredients include: Boneless chicken, picante sauce, whole kernel corn, bell peppers, penne pasta and shredded cheese. This is also a low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (12 PointsPlus), (12 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (4) servings with a (2 cup) serving size. Tex-Mex Chicken Skillet will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Total Recipe Time: 30 Minutes.


2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked
(1 lb) boneless, skinless chicken breasts,
cut in bite-size pieces

1-1/4 cups thick, chunky picante sauce
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 large green bell pepper, cut in strips
1 cup shredded 2% Four Cheese Blend


1. Cook pasta as directed on package.

2. Meanwhile, cook and stir chicken in a large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium heat for 2 minutes Stir in the salsa, corn and peppers. Bring to a boil. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally.

3. Drain paste. Add to chicken mixture; mix lightly. Top with cheese. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 1 minute or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 4 Servings.
Serving Size: 2 Cups per serving.

Weight Watchers (12 PointsPlus), (12 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 3

Diet Exchange:
3 Starch + 4 Meat (L)

Calories: 460, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 830mg, Sugars: 6g, Carbohydrates: 54g, 6g, Protein: 43g

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/cheesy-chicken-salsa-skillet-111246.aspx

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