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Tortilla-Crusted Chicken with Stewed Tomatoes and Corn

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 20 mins Cook 12 mins
Tortilla-Crusted Chicken with Stewed Tomatoes and Corn
Ingredients
  • 2  teaspoons  chili powder
  • 2  teaspoons  ground cumin
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 4  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds total)
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil (optional)
  • 1 10  ounce can  diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1/2  cup  fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 - 1 1/2  teaspoons  chili powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cumin seed, crushed
  • 1/4  cup  whipping cream
  • 2  tablespoons  snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 6  inches  corn tortillas, cut into 1/4-inch strips*
  •  Cooking oil
  • 1/2  cup  queso fresco, crumbled
  •  Lime wedges (optional)
Directions

1. In a small bowl stir together the 2 teaspoons chili powder, ground cumin, and salt. Rub both sides of chicken breast halves with the spice mixture.

2. Cook chicken breast halves in a grill pan (or in a large skillet with 2 tablespoons olive oil) over medium-high heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is brown and no longer pink, turning once (170 degrees F).

3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine the tomatoes, corn, 1 teaspoon chili powder, and cumin seed. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the whipping cream. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes more. Stir in the cilantro.

4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat 1-inch of oil over medium-high heat until hot. Cook the tortilla strips in hot oil about 1 minute or until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon remove strips from oil; drain on paper towels.

5. Slice chicken. Serve chicken with tomato mixture. Top with tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips. Sprinkle with queso fresco. If desired, serve with lime wedges.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • Or skip step 4 and use 1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips
Nutrition Facts (Tortilla-Crusted Chicken with Stewed Tomatoes and Corn)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 286,
  • Fat, total (g) 15,
  • chol. (mg) 90,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 13,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 25,
  • vit. A (IU) 1215,
  • vit. C (mg) 6,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 8,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 608,
  • Potassium (mg) 435,
  • calcium (mg) 141,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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