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Tex-Mex Chicken with Corn Muffins and Salad

Tex-Mex Chicken with Corn Muffins and Salad
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Yields
4 servings

 

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ingredients

½
cup butter
2
eggs
1
cup flour
½
tsp baking soda
1
tsp baking powder
½
cup cornmeal
¾
cup no fat sour cream
1
cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1
Tbsp chopped jalapenos optional
1
Tbsp finely chopped red pepper optional
Cooking spray
¼
cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
12
boneless skinless chicken thighs (or breasts)
2
tsp Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning (or chili powder)
1
tsp oregano
1
Tbsp onion flakes
1
can cream corn (14 oz / 398 mL)
1
cup frozen Peaches and Cream corn, rinsed
1
can Hunts Italian tomato sauce (24 oz / 680 mL)
1
cup salsa
1 ½
cup Tex-Mex cheese
1
bag tortilla chips (¾ lb / 360 g)
1
prepared bag spinach (12 oz / 350 g)
2
mandarin oranges (or favourite fruit)
½
cup slivered red onion
½
cup crumbled feta
½
cup cashews
Your favourite dressing
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directions

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 350º F.

Step 2

Whip butter with electric beaters and gradually add eggs.

Step 3

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and cornmeal together on a piece of waxed paper.

Step 4

Gradually alternate dry mixture and sour cream into the butter and eggs, completely blending between alternating.

Step 5

Stir in cheddar. I like to add a few chopped jalapeños and a little chopped red pepper, but that’s all up to you!

Step 6

Spray muffin tins with cooking spray and fill 2/3 full. Top with a little cheddar.

Step 7

Place in hot oven. Set timer for 25 minutes.

Step 8

When the timer rings, remove muffins from oven and let cool on a cooling rack. Place chicken thighs (unraveled) in a large shallow oven proof pan.

Step 9

Sprinkle with spice and onion flakes. Top with cream corn, corn, pasta sauce and salsa in that order. Top with cheese.

Step 10

Place in hot oven, uncovered on a separate rack and on the opposite side of oven from the muffins.

Step 11

The chicken will cook for a total of 45 minutes, so don’t forget to look at the time left for the muffins when you put the chicken in. This is done so you will know what to re-set the timer for once the muffins come out.

Step 12

Put tortilla chips in a bowl and place at table.

Step 13

Tortilla chips are great for dipping up sauces from the Tex-Mex chicken dish.

Step 14

Rinse spinach in salad spinner basket and spin dry.

Step 15

Segment mandarin oranges, cut grapes or use frozen blueberries for the fruit. Sliver sweet onion.

Step 16

Crumble feta. Place cashews in a bowl.

Step 17

When timer rings for chicken assemble salad with your favourite toppings and favourite salad dressing.

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