Southwest Chicken

Another healthy, gluten free, option. We tried this one out for the first time and the husband decided it’s a keeper (not all the recipes I find are keepers).


2 T lime juice
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 T oil
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut in 1/2 inch pieces1 zucchini, quarted and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 yellow summer squash, quarted and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn giblets, drained (or 1 cup frozen)
1/3 c picante sauce or salsa
2 T fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Mix lime juice, chili powder, garlic, salt, and pepper in medium bowl. Stir in chicken until well coated. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over high heat.
  3. Add marinated chicken and stir fry until chicken is no longer pink in center, about 5-6 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add 1 T oil to skillet and coat bottom. Add zucchini and yellow squash and stir fry until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. Stir in black beans, corn, chicken, picante sauce and cilantro and cook until hot, about 4-5 minutes.
  6. Garnish as desired with: avocado, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, chopped lettuce, shredded mexican cheese.

About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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