Shortcut Chicken Mole

Shortcut Chicken Mole

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Using bottled salsa in this recipe really cuts down on prep time, and helps to get this cumin-flavored chicken dinner on the table in just 20 minutes.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • ¾ cup quick-cooking rice
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 medium red and/or yellow sweet pepper, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ of a small onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 6 ounces cooked chicken, cut into bite-size strips
  • 1 cup purchased salsa
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Fresh herb sprigs (optional)


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  1. Cook rice according to package directions; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Add sweet pepper and onion to hot skillet. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add chicken, salsa, cocoa powder and cumin to skillet. Heat through, stirring gently. Serve chicken with hot cooked rice. If desired, garnish with fresh herb sprigs.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 354 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 41 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 32 mcg folate; 76 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 2,690 IU vitamin A; 130 mg vitamin C; 81 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 356 mg sodium; 539 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (217% daily value), Vitamin A (54% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 2 starch, 2 vegetable,1 fat

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