Acapulco Chicken

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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.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
2

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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