Microwave Southwest Chicken Casserole

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  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 large tomato, diced (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour*
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder*
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes (about 4 medium), thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar*


Mix the chicken, tomatoes, flour, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in an 8-inch square microwave-safe baking dish until the chicken strips are well coated. Lay the sliced potatoes over the chicken mixture in a single layer, leaving no gaps or holes.  Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the potatoes. Cover with a lid or seal with plastic wrap.

Microwave on HIGH for 16 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork and the chicken is cooked through. Let stand for 2 minutes, then use oven mitts or hot pads to transfer the baking dish from the microwave; use tongs to peel back any plastic wrap.  Makes 4 servings.

Calories: 295 Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 70mg Sodium: 518mg Vitamin C: 25% Fiber: 3g Protein: 35g Potassium: 880mg

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