Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Still a Perfect 10!!!

I was on call today and we got 10 patients (the most we can get) in only two hours...so I was there later than I expected. Anyway, I don't know if this will get to Cate in time, but it's my entry for her ARF Tuesday at Sweetnicks. Last week, before I caught a stomach bug from one of my patients, I made this delicious chicken dish that I found in our local newspaper. Each week, the food section has a celebrity interview and gives one of the celebrity's favorite recipes. Two weeks ago, the person was Mary Lou Retton. I figure that since she's a former gymnast and proponent for healthy lifestyle, this would be nice and healthy...and with these black beans, it's great for antioxidants and fiber! The chicken turned out SOOOO tender! If you have about an hour to wait but not much time for hands on time, this is perfect. Serve with rice and a salad, maybe even some cornbread, and you have a yummy, healthy, and festive Mexican meal! Mary Lou's family favorite "Perfect 10" Southwest Chicken
3-4 chicken boneless, skinless breasts (I used chicken tenders)
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 medium jar picante sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic salt
Pepper to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (I used Kraft fat free...it's actually pretty good!)
Pam spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken on bottom of Pam-sprayed Dutch oven. Sprinkle with chili powder, paprika, garlic salt and pepper. Mix black beans, corn and picante sauce and pour over chicken. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and top with cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes.


Peabody said...

Sounds good, Mary Lou did not steer you wrong.

Astrid Keel said...

YUM.this recipe looks super easy and tasty too. thanks for sharing it!!! :)

gail@more than a song said...
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gail@more than a song said...

I saw that article in the same paper a week or 2 ago! It looks almost the same as a recipe I have that I do in the crockpot and thought I should have saved it but didn't...now I can find it again!

Erika W. said...

That sounds perfect! Tasty and simple- gotta love that

Annie said...

Cute name for a cute girl!
It sounds delicious too.

Jane said...

Another one I must try!

Unknown said...

PEabody - Nope! She knows her food.

Swissmiss - It is all of the above.

Gail - I tend to not like chicken in a crock pot...mine always gets stringy but this was SO tender. You should try this one.

Erika - It seems pretty kid friendly to me, too. Would your kids eat it?

Annie - Pretty good...try some time.

Jane - Oooo...I hope you like it!