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Mardi Gras Blackened Chicken and Beans

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My boyfriend loves any spicy food. But this is one quick-fix and low-fat recipe we can both enjoy. While the chicken cooks, put together individual salads of packaged shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and avocado with a sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese. Dinner's done!

What You Need:

(Makes: 4 servings)

2 teaspoons of chili powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of pepper

4 boneless of skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

1 tablespoon of canola oil

1 can (15 ounces) of black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup of frozen corn

1 cup of chunky salsa

What to Do:

STEP 1) Combine the chili powder, salt and pepper; rub over both sides of chicken. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170 degrees. Remove and keep warm.

STEP 2) Add the beans, corn and salsa to the pan; heat through. Serve on the side of the chicken.

STEP 3) Happy Mardi Gras & Enjoy!



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