Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini

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Mexican low carb chicken and zucchini recipe cooked in one skillet with black beans, corn, fresh herbs, taco seasoning and melted cheese on top.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp avocado or coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 lb boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 cup corn, frozen or fresh
  • 2 large zucchini, diced
  • 14 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cumin, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Tex Mex or Colby Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

    1. Preheat large deep skillet on low – medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper; saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Move vegetables to the side of the skillet and add chicken. Sprinkle with 1 tsp cumin, salt and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, taco seasoning and remaining cumin. Stir, cover and cook on low-medium for 10 minutes.
    4. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook for a few minutes or until cheese has melted. Top with green onion and cilantro. Serve hot, on its own or with brown rice or quinoa.

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