Golden Chicken with Spicy Refried Beans

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Kids love this combination of refried white beans and chicken tenders. If you're concerned about making it too spicy, omit the jalapeno. Serve with extra cheese to sprinkle on top.

Golden Chicken with Spicy Refried Beans
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 pound chicken tenders

  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

  • 2 15-ounce cans white beans, rinsed

  • 3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes with green chiles, or tomato salsa

  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese

Directions
  1. 6 servings

  2. Combine cumin, coriander, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat.

  3. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sauté until golden brown and just cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  4. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the pan. Add onion and jalapeno and cook until beginning to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes (or salsa) and any accumulated juices from the chicken; cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Transfer the bean mixture to a medium bowl and mash with a potato masher until creamy but still slightly chunky. Stir in cheese. Serve with the chicken.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
206
Carbohydrates
26g
Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
1g
Protein
25g
Cholesterol
44mg
Dietary Fiber
8g
Potassium
436mg
Sodium
615mg
Added Sugars
Exchanges
1 1/2 starch
3 very lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Fiber (31% daily value)
Folate (30% dv).

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