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Santa Fe Chicken

A creamy and spicy south western chicken dish with black bean-corn salsa.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southwestern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 872 kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

Southwestern Sauce

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper, cayenne
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Provolone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Tortilla Strips, I make my own by cutting flour tortillas into strips and frying in vegetable oil
  • 1/2 avocado, diced

Black Bean-Corn Salsa

  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare Southwestern Sauce. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate.
  2. Prepare Black Bean-Corn Salsa. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and refrigerate.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (or use a grill pan). Brush chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle with cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Grill chicken 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until done.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased baking dish. Top each breast with 1/3 cup Southwestern Sauce, 1/2 cup Black Bean-Corn Salsa, and 1/4 of the cheese.
  5. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes of until cheese melts.
  6. Serve with tortilla strips and avocado.
Nutrition Facts
Santa Fe Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 872
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.