Margarita Chicken

This is yummy.  Sorry people, despite the name, no alcohol! 😉  Only 330 calories per serving.  This is a make-it-at-home, healthy alternative to T.G.I. Fridays Sizzling Chicken and Cheese (1, 200 calories!).

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Margarita Chicken:

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 tsp cumin

Juice of one lime

Salt and pepper to taste

1 Tbsp olive oil

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. pounded down a bit

1 cup prepared salsa verde

1 c shredded Pepper Jack cheese

Chopped fresh cilantro

*Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Combine black beans and cumin in a saucepan and heat all the way through.  Squeeze in the lime juice and add some salt and pepper.  Remove from heat, but warm before serving.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper and sear 3-4 minutes on the first side (until a nice crust develops), then flip.  Cook for another 3-4 minutes and then transfer the chicken to a baking dish.  Top the breasts with the salsa and cheese and bake 5 minutes.  Serve chicken on top of the beans and top all with the cilantro. 

 

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