Low Calorie Dinner Recipe: Spicy Chicken with Skillet Corn Salsa

Low Calorie Spicy Chicken with Skillet Corn SalsaTry this low calorie chicken recipe from the eMeals Low Calorie Meal Plan for a flavorful dinner in less than 30 minutes.

Chili powder and cumin add a punch of flavor to these sautéed chicken breasts. Pounding the chicken breasts to 1/2-inch thickness ensures they’ll cook quickly and evenly. Make the salsa in the same pan, and be sure scrape the bottom of the pan with a spatula while the corn cooks to release the browned bits left behind by the chicken.

Low Calorie Dinner Recipe: Spicy Chicken with Skillet Corn Salsa
Serves: 6
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 (8-oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (16-oz) package frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 1 cup refrigerated fresh salsa
  • ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper
  1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap or in a zip-top plastic freezer bag.
  2. Pound each piece to 1-inch thickness using a heavy skillet or the heel or your hand.
  3. Season both sides of chicken with chili powder, cumin and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  4. Heat ½ tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 3 chicken breast halves to pan; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Remove from pan and keep warm. Repeat procedure with ½ tablespoon oil and remaining chicken.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium heat.
  6. Add garlic and corn; sauté 5 minutes or until corn is tender and browned. Stir in salsa and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  7. Serve corn mixture over chicken.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 275 Fat: 8.5 g Saturated Fat: 1g Carbs: 22g Sodium: 680 mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 27g Chol: 75 mg


Like this recipe? Check out the eMeals Low Calorie meal plan for more simple and flavorful low calorie dinner recipes.

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