Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner with lots of tempting, cheesy, high-fat entrees to tempt Mexican food lovers. For those of us who want to enjoy the celebration without overindulging, this alternative from WeightWatchers.com has just the right amount of spice and none of the guilt. You may even have room for a margarita!
Note: in the ingredient list the salt and olive oil are divided so you need to add them in stages per the directions. WW says that this yields 8 one-cup servings. Unlike me, Champ is a lifelong skinny person so he dug in to his heart's delight. Thanks to him, we finished this off in two nights. Delicious, spicy and only 2 WW Points! Go ahead and have that margarita. After all, it's Cinco de Mayo!
1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 Tbsp. chili power 1 pinch cayenne pepper 1 lb. skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into thin strips 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 2 cups red onion, chopped 1 Tbsp. minced garlic 1 1/2 cups fresh or defrosted frozen corn 1 1/2 cups zucchini, chopped 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes 1 cup tomato sauce 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
To make spice mix, combine cumin, chili powder and cayenne in a small bowl. Season chicken with 1 tsp. of the spice mixture and 1/2 tsp. salt. Set remaining spice mixture aside.
Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook chicken until browned and cooked through, flipping once, 4-5 minutes. Remove to a plate.
Add remaining 2 tsp. oil and onion to pan; cook, stirring, until onion softens, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and remaining spice mixture and cook, stirring a few times, 1 minute. Add corn and zucchini to pan, cook, stirring often, until tender, 4 minutes. Stir in chicken and accumulated juices, beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and remaining 1 tsp salt. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes for flavors to blend. Serve garnished with cheese and cilantro.
Serves 8 (Serving size: 1 cup)