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Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 cups uncooked whole grain pasta of your choice
1 tbsp Smart Balance® Cooking Oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. (2) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
16 oz. (2 cups) cups chunky salsa of your choice
1/4 cup onion, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
1 15 oz. can black beans
1 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro or 4 green onions, chopped
Sour cream, optional

Recipe Steps

Set a medium-sized pot of salted water to boil.

Add pasta, reduce heat slightly and cook until al dente according to package instructions.

Once pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, drizzle oil in a large skillet set to medium-high heat.

Combine salt, chili powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne and black pepper in a small bowl. Add chicken to hot skillet and sprinkle with seasoning mixture.

Cook until no longer pink, 8-9 minutes.

Stir in salsa, onion, garlic, bell pepper, corn and black beans.

Bring to a boil and simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes.

Add cheddar cheese and pasta; stir to combine.

Serve with fresh cilantro or green onions, and top with sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings.

 

[Smart Balance addition] – Smart Balance estimates the following nutritional content for this user-created recipe:
Calories 608 kcal
Protein 48 g
Carbohydrates 67 g
Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Mono Fat 6 g
Poly Fat 3 g
Trans Fatty Acid 0 g
Cholesterol 96 mg
Sodium 1798 mg
Dietary Fiber 11 g
Total Sugars 8 g