Last Friday night, we took the boys out to dinner to a local Mexican restaurant.
They protested a little.
“We just WENT here,” they said.
Well, yeah, we like Tex-Mex food!
So, this Friday night, to prevent the abject horror of having to subject them to a meal out, I made something at home. This is a recipe I found on Pinterest and added some spices to make it my own.
We ate dinner on the patio that night under the solar lights, and we had a regular, relaxing fiesta.
We served this with a side of rice and chips with salsa, of course.
Mexican Chicken Bake
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbs cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can Ro-Tel Tomatoes with Green Chilies
1 lb Velveeta, cut into cubes
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Spray a 9 x 13 dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Sprinkle cumin, salt, pepper and garlic onto chicken breasts; rub in to set the seasoning.
Place chicken breasts in pan. Top with corn, black beans and tomatoes. Cover the dish with cubes of Velveeta.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until juices from the chicken run clear.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 1091, Fat: 40 g (18 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 232 mg, Sodium: 2090 mg, Carbohydrates: 96 g, Fiber: 19 g, Sugar: 15 g, Protein: 95 g.
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