How about a new recipe for Mexican Monday? Lots of protein and fiber in this one make this a satisfying meal and you’ll love how simple this is to put together. Do you want to know something really fantastic? With the new WW Freestyle Program, this recipe dropped from 8 Smart Points per serving to just 2 Freestyle Smart Points! Honestly, I LOVE this recipe. It’s so simple and it tastes delicious!
No fuss seasoning for lean meat.
Making this blackened chicken is super simple because Mrs. Dash did all the work for you! Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning can be bought in the seasonings aisle of your store. Sprinkle a little on some lean protein and you will season it up without adding any smart points to the chicken. This is especially perfect with the new WW Freestyle program. If you have some zero point chicken on hand and some zero point seasoning you really can’t go wrong!
Try it for yourself.
Amazon has a set of four you can try out right now for $15.49. Check out these Mrs. Dash seasonings here.
Take a look at the nutrition facts.
If you aren’t sure if these seasonings are a good fit for you just take a look at all of zeros on these nutrition facts…
Even the sodium (which is often times a problem with seasoning) is a big fat “ZERO”! Zero sodium with lots of flavor. Now, that’s what I am talking about! I just love that there are several to choose from. Of course lean protein is smart, but there is only so much grilled chicken you can eat before you get tired of it. Change it up with these convenient seasonings.
Not into Mexican? You might like these seasonings that are a little tamer…
For those of you who are into Mexican flavored foods, this recipe is for you!
About that cheese.
One of our readers noted in the comments that you can use Kraft fat-free shredded cheddar cheese and knock one serving down to just 1 WW FreeStyle Smart Point per serving! Just wanted to mention that for anyone interested in substituting out the reduced-fat Mexican cheese with fat-free cheddar. Thanks Elizabeth! 🙂
Here is what you need:
3 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning
4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup Tostitos chunky salsa
1/4 cup Reduced Fat Shredded Mexican cheese
Here is what you do:
Rub Mrs. Dash seasoning on both sides of the chicken.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-6 minutes each side, or until the juices run clear. Transfer chicken to a plate.
While chicken is cooking drain and rinse the black beans.
Add beans, corn, and salsa to the pan and cook about 3-4 minutes.
Sprinkle one tablespoon cheese on the chicken and allow it to melt. If it does not melt you can microwave the chicken with the cheese on it for 15-30 seconds. Serve 1/2 cup of the bean mixture with 4 ounces chicken.
Makes 4 servings.
One serving is 4 ounces chicken, 1/2 cup black bean mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese.
2 WW Freestyle Smart Points per serving!
- Serves: 4 servings
- Serving size: 4 oz. chicken and ½ cup bean mixture
- Calories: 299
- Fat: 6 g
- Saturated fat: 0 g
- Trans fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 32 g
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 205 mg
- Fiber: 7 g
- Protein: 31 g
- Cholesterol: 52 mg
- 3 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning
- 4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
- 1 cup frozen corn
- ½ cup Tostitos chunky salsa
- ¼ cup reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese
- Rub Mrs. Dash seasoning on both sides of the chicken.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-6 minutes each side, or until the juices run clear. Transfer chicken to a plate.
- Rinse and drain the beans.
- Add beans, corn, and salsa to the pan and cook about 3-4 minutes.
- Sprinkle one tablespoon cheese on the chicken and allow it to melt. If it does not melt you can microwave the chicken with the cheese on it for 15-30 seconds.
- Serve ½ cup of the bean mixture with 4 ounces chicken.
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*SmartPoints® calculated by Meal Planning Mommies; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated without Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.