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Southwestern Chicken Stir-Fry

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Southwestern Chicken Stir-Fry
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 29 min
  • Servings 4
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A spicy marinade gives this veggie-packed stir-fry the flavours of the Southwest. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 lb (500 g) boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 small zucchini
1 small yellow summer squash
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup medium picante sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

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  • 1
    Mix lime juice and chili powder in medium glass or plastic bowl; stir in chicken. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes. Cut zucchini and yellow squash into thin slices.
  • 2
    Heat 12-inch skillet or wok over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil; rotate skillet to coat side.
  • 3
    Add chicken and marinade; stir-fry until chicken is no longer pink in centre. Remove from skillet. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil; rotate skillet to coat side. Add zucchini and yellow squash; stir-fry about 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add chicken, picante sauce and cilantro; cook and stir until hot.

Expert Tips

  • Did You Know: Marinating--even for as little as 15 minutes--adds flavour and makes for juicier chicken. The acid in the marinade helps break down chicken's tough muscle fibers.
  • Success: Make sure not to overcrowd your skillet; adding too many stir-fry ingredients at once brings down the temperature. If you have too many ingredients for your pan, cook ingredients in batches.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 servings (about 1 cup each)
Calories
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11
Saturated Fat
2
Cholesterol
70
Sodium
180
Dietary Fiber
2
Protein
26
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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