Monday, January 2, 2017

Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken Tenders - 5 Smart Points



GRILLED CHILI-LIME CHICKEN TENDERS

2 tsp. ground cumin  ***    
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. light brown sugar  (I used Truvia brown sugar)   ***
1 lb. chicken tenders
3 T. fresh lime juice
2 T. chopped fresh cilantro
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 (15.5 oz.) can refried beans

Stir together first 3 ingredients.  Lightly spray chicken tenders with cooking spray and coat with spice mixture.  Cook chicken in preheated skillet until done, 3-4 minutes on each side.
Stir together lime juice and cilantro.  Place tomatoes in a separate bowl and toss with 1 ½ T. of the lime and cilantro mixture.
Microwave the refried beans until hot.  Stir in 1 T. of the lime-cilantro mixture.
Toss the grilled chicken with the remainder of the lime-cilantro mixture.

***This has too much cumin for my taste and I will omit the sugar next time I prepare it.***

I had never thought of adding lime juice and cilantro to refried beans but found the lime juice adds a real brightness to the flavor.  The tomatoes are really good tossed with the juice and cilantro.

Recipe is from Weight Watchers 15 Minute Recipes

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