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Southwest Chicken

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I promised you the recipe for Southwest Chicken the other day, and here it is! This is the chicken that I always make with my Southwest Seasoning. This chicken is so simple to prepare, especially if you already have the seasoning mix made ahead of time {remember the cute little square bottles?}. It is also quite versatile. I use it in salads and wraps and even sprinkled on potatoes!

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Juicy, delicious chicken that is ready in less than 15 minutes. You can’t beat that for a quick meal now can you?

How to make Southwest Chicken:

I always start by pounding the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap so they cook more evenly…..

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Then sprinkle both sides of the chicken with Southwest Seasoning…..

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The more you use, the stronger…or should I say spicier the chicken will be. Just keep that in mind. 😉

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat…..

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and cook the chicken until thoroughly cooked and the juices run clear. Remove chicken from the skillet and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Slice or shred the chicken for salads and wraps…..

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Or cut into 4 equal pieces for Southwest Chicken Burgers/Sandwiches. See, I told you it was versatile! 😉

These are the Southwest Chicken Salad recipes…..

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1 – Southwest Chicken Salad for Spring with Guacamole Ranch {avocado}

2 – Southwest Chicken Salad for Summer with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing {mango}

3 – Southwest Chicken Salad for Fall with Chipotle Ranch Dressing {roast sweet potato}

4 – Southwest Chicken Salad for Winter with Orange Cilantro Dressing {pomegranate}

And I will be back next week with the recipe for my favorite Southwest Chicken Wraps.

Enjoy!!

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Southwest Chicken

This Southwest Chicken is perfect on salads, as a sandwich, or in a wrap The possibilities are endless!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, easy, recipe, breasts, seasoning
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon southwest seasoning (or more if needed)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap, and pound until they are an even thickness.
  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with Southwest Seasoning.
  • Cook chicken until thoroughly cooked and juices run clear.
  • Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice chicken and use for salads or wraps.

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 419mg | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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