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Cajun Fire Chicken

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and one-fourth of tomato mixture)
The thick and chunky tomato sauce gets its fire from the hot sauce and a little pungency from the fresh cilantro.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • Thyme sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 248
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 4.6 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 40.7 g
  • carbohydrate 9.8 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 99 mg
  • iron 2.3 mg
  • sodium 354 mg
  • calcium 60 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan, and cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

  2. Add tomatoes, bell pepper, 1/4 cup cilantro, 2 teaspoons hot sauce, and thyme to pan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Uncover and simmer 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in remaining cilantro. If desired, serve with additional hot sauce and garnish with thyme sprigs.

  4. carbo rating: 8

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