Quick Mexican Chic

This is one of those homey, easy to prepare, delicious dinners I love for a midweek meal.  Everyone in my family is happy when I serve this.  It has lots of chunks of chicken, veggies and a mild yummy tomato sauce.  I serve it over rice to make sure you can sop up any extra tomato sauce.  This recipe is also really good for you.  The chicken is cooked in the tomato sauce instead of being sauteed first so there is no extra oil.  The veggies get all soft so your kids will hopefully eat them without even realizing they are in there(you could probably sneak extra in if you like).  I think this is even better the next day if your lucky enough to have some left over.  Next time your busy, but still need a quick and tasty meal, try this one out!
Quick Mexican Chic

5 from 2 votes

Quick Mexican Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 174 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 6 Chicken Breast Halves Boneless and Skinless
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • 1 Sweet Red Pepper Chopped
  • 1 Medium Russet Potato Diced
  • 2 15 Ounce Canned Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Optional **Canned Chipotle in Adobo
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • Cooked Rice


  1. In a large saucepan add all ingredients.  Bring to a simmer and continue to cook over medium-low heat until chicken is cooked through and potato is soft.  Serve over cooked rice

  2. **NOTE:   I cut one pepper in half and use in this recipe.  You can add more if you like the heat.  Freeze the extras from the can in little snack ziplocs and store in the freezer.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Quick Mexican Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 912mg 38%
Potassium 652mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 15.2%
Vitamin C 36.9%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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