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Healthy Chipotle Chicken Bowl Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Mexi-licious Chipotle Chicken Bowl
Hungry Girl's Mexi-licious Chipotle Chicken Bowl

Chicken Bowl for the Hungry Soul

Scoot over, ordinary chicken meals. This here bowl may soon be your new BFF!

Prep: 15 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
One 4-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlet, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
Dash each salt and black pepper
2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. light sour cream
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
3 tbsp. pico de gallo with 90mg sodium or less per 2-tbsp. serving
3 tbsp. canned black beans, drained and rinsed
3 tbsp. frozen sweet corn kernels, thawed
1 1/2 tsp. chopped chipotle pepper, previously packed in adobo sauce (or HG Alternative)
1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 oz. sliced avocado (about 1/8th of an avocado)
2 tbsp. reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
3 baked tortilla chips, lightly crushed

Directions:
Season chicken with salt and pepper, and place in wide medium bowl. Add 1 tbsp. each cilantro and lime juice. Flip chicken to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the dressing: In a small bowl, combine sour cream, cumin, and 1 tsp. lime juice. Mix well, and refrigerate.

To make the salsa, in a medium bowl, combine pico de gallo, black beans, corn, and chipotle pepper. Add remaining 1 tbsp. cilantro and 1 tsp. lime juice. Mix well, and refrigerate.

Bring a grill pan (or skillet) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add chicken, and discard excess marinade. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, until cooked through. Once cool enough to handle, slice into strips.

Place lettuce in a medium bowl. Top with salsa, chicken, avocado, and cheese. Drizzle with dressing (or serve dressing on the side). Top with crushed chips.

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: entire recipe
Calories: 362
Fat: 11.5g
Sat Fat: 4g
Sodium: 663mg
Carbs: 28.5g
Fiber: 5.5g
Sugars: 7.5g
Protein: 35g

PointsPlus® value 9*
SmartPoints® value 9*

HG Alternative: Don't like things spicy? Skip the chipotle. Adore some heat? Use more!

Fight it! Chili's Chipotle Fresh Mex Bowl with Grilled Chicken
Chili's Chipotle Fresh Mex Bowl with Grilled Chicken

Not-So-Super Bowl

Menu items like this make us sad. Entrées that sound incredibly tasty and super healthy seem like the holy grail, and calorie-conscious foodies are thrilled to find 'em. So thrilled, in fact, that they might not bother to look at the nutritional info. "Fresh Mex? Great! House-made salsa, grilled chicken, fresh field greens... I'll take it!" But look a little closer... This bowl also has cheddar cheese, rice, crispy tortilla strips, and sour cream. But those items couldn't make things that bad, right? Wrong-o. This Fresh Mex meal has close to 900 calories, and nearly 40 grams of fat... So disappointing! What's not disappointing is how much of a no-brainer it was for us to lighten it up. We went the rice-free route, swapped out some ingredients, and perfected the proportions... Easy! Make this recipe at home, and consult our Chili's Survival Guide the next time you hit the Tex-Mex chain.

Serving Size: 1 order
Calories: 880
Fat: 38g
Sodium: 2,640mg
Carbs: 81g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 58g

PointsPlus® value 23*

 
 

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Happy Bean Day, January 6th. This is a great time to reacquaint yourself with the mighty yet humble bean -- a versatile source of protein and fiber, and a fat burner as well!

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