Cheesy Chili Chicken Recipe

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Looking for an easy CHEESY CHILI CHICKEN recipe? Learn how to make CHEESY CHILI CHICKEN using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sms200

Makes 4 servings



This is one of my favorite ways to make chicken. As a post-op WLS, I substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the breasts because they are easier for me to eat - they only add a few extra calories & fat but the substitution isn't necessary. Also if you don't have fresh cilantro, you can used dried, just use 1 Tablespoon instead of 2. Sometimes I also double the oil to make sure there is enough of the "marinade" to easily coat the chicken. You can also use any cheese you like - I prefer cheddar because it seems to add more flavor. Also, if you don't want it to be really spicy, you can cut back on the cayenne & black pepper. Enjoy!!

Recipe Ingredients for CHEESY CHILI CHICKEN

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus a few whole leaves for garnish
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 pounds boneless chicken breast halves (about 4)
1/4 cup bell pepper, juilianned
2 tablespoons diced red onion
1 tomato, medium,cored and diced (about 1/4 cup)
4 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded

Recipe Directions for CHEESY CHILI CHICKEN

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Whisk together the oil, chopped cilantro, chili powder, cumin, salt,

  3. garlic, pepper, and cayenne in a bowl; add the chicken and toss to coat.

  4. Transfer chicken to a foil-lined baking sheet and arrange the green

  5. pepper, onion, and tomato over each. Roast until the largest piece is

  6. just cooked through, and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the

  7. thickest part reads 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes.

  8. Remove the chicken from oven and immediately top with the cheese and

  9. serve as the cheese melts. Transfer the chicken to a platter or among

  10. plates and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.

  11. Nutritional Analysis per serving; makes 4

  12. Calories 449

  13. Fat 19.5 grams

  14. Saturated Fat 8 grams

  15. Carbohydrates 5 grams

  16. **From Food Network: Low Carb & Lovin' It

  17. Fiber 2 grams

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, American-Southwestern, Bake, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 296.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
536
Calories from Fat
213
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.7g
36%
Saturated Fat
8.9g
44%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
204mg
68%
Sodium
1505mg
63%
Potassium
581mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
3.9g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
73.6g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 26% Iron 20%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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