Southwestern Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe -
Southwestern Chicken Stir-Fry  Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Southwestern Chicken Stir-Fry

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"Chili- and lime-marinated chicken breast strips stir-fry with summer squash, cilantro and picante sauce for a fast and fresh dinner."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Mix lime juice and chili powder in medium glass or plastic bowl; stir in chicken. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes. Cut zucchini and yellow squash into thin slices.
  2. Heat 12-inch skillet or wok over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil; rotate skillet to coat side.
  3. Add chicken and marinade; stir-fry until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove from skillet. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil; rotate skillet to coat side. Add zucchini and yellow squash; stir-fry about 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add chicken, picante sauce and cilantro; cook and stir until hot.
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Nov 07, 2002

Great flavor and quick to prepare after the chicken is marinaded. I added some onion and red bell pepper when I sauted the squash and served it with rice.

Nov 07, 2002

This was really good. I found when served with white rice it was pretty bland, so next time I will serve it with some fried corn tortilla strips, refried beans, and pico de gallo. It was really easy and quite tasty!


7 Ratings

Nov 11, 2002

I made this recipe last night and boy was it delicious! I only had zucchini, so I doubled up on this for the vegetables. I added a dash of tabasco for heat, since I was out of chili powder. I used a seasoning blend that had all sorts of spices in it. I served this over couscous, with a little mexican cheese and some fat free sour cream. This was a very fast last minute meal.

Oct 28, 2002

Very enjoyable recipe. I don't like squash or zucchini, so I swapped them out for red peppers (although I'll probably add other types of peppers in the future). It added great flavor to the meal and I will definitely make it again.

Aug 29, 2002

The wife and I enjoyed the flavour and ease of making it and will do this again real soon.


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  • Calories
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 27.5 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 257 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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