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Baby Lima Beans in Green Salsa with Chicken

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Baby Lima Beans in Green Salsa with Chicken
  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 8
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This creamy main dish is a quick saute of chicken, green tomatillos, chiles and frozen lima beans. A smaller serving size makes a great side dish.

Ingredients

3
boxes (9 oz each) frozen baby lima beans
2
cups water
3/4
lb green tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed
1/2
cup low-sodium chicken broth
2
or 3 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded, stems removed
1/2
cup white onion, chopped
2
medium cloves garlic, finely chopped (1 teaspoon)
1
teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1/2
cup fat-free sour cream
1/4
cup low-sodium chicken broth
3
tablespoons cornstarch
2 1/2
to 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • 1 Make lima beans as directed on box.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan, heat water and tomatillos to boiling over medium-high heat. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tomatillos change color and are soft, but not mushy. Remove from water.
  • 3 In blender, place cooked tomatillos, 1/2 cup chicken broth, poblano chiles, onion, garlic, bouillon and 1/4 cup of the lima beans. Cover; blend on medium speed 30 to 45 seconds or until smooth.
  • 4 Into 4-quart saucepan, pour tomatillo mixture. Cook uncovered over medium heat about 10 minutes or until thickened. Stir in sour cream and remaining lima beans. In small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup chicken broth and the cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved; stir into tomatillo mixture. Cook over medium-low heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Stir in chicken; heat until hot. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately.
Tips  

Serve as a casserole with 3/4 cup shredded asadero-style cheese sprinkled on top, or serve over cooked rice.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
30
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
(
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
660mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
(
Dietary Fiber
7g
28%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
21g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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