Acapulco Chicken


Easy, fast, healthy, and delicious! This perfect weeknight Acapulco chicken dish takes less than 30 minutes, so it's a regular in our house. You can vary the heat by the kind and amount of chili powder and hot peppers you use. Serve over hot cooked rice, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, divided

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced

  • 1 large tomato, cut into chunks

  • 10 drops hot pepper sauce


  1. Season chicken with 1/2 tablespoon chili powder, salt, and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté seasoned chicken for 3 to 4 minutes, or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon and keep warm.

  2. In the same skillet, stir-fry bell pepper and onion until soft. Add jalapeño peppers, tomatoes, remaining 1/2 tablespoon chili powder, and hot pepper sauce. Cook, stirring, for an additional 3 to 5 minutes; add chicken and stir-fry for 2 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
14g Fat
24g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 636mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 86mg 431%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 742mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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