Serve chicken with baked tortilla strips and top with salsa. I cut corn tortillas into long strips with a pizza cutter and then bake them in a 400 degree oven until crispy (10-12 minutes or so).
You will need a simple side dish to go with your super fast meal. I made Mexican spiced couscous because couscous cooks so much faster than rice. Here are the directions for the couscous:
1 tbsp Butter1/2 cup Onions 2 cloves Garlic Clove 1 cup Couscous 1/4 cup Medium Salsa 1 tbsp Chili Powder 2 tsp Ground Cumin 1/4 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Melt butter in sauce pan. saute chopped onions and garlic for 1-2 minute (until fragrant), add spices, salsa, and 2 cups water. Bring water to a boil, add cous cous, remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes to absorb liquid
I threw in some steamed broccoli so we had something bright green on our plates. I just use frozen broccoli florets and cook them in the microwave for about four minutes---viola veggies. My son thinks they are called trees...he probably doesn't know what broccoli is. That could be embarrassing when he goes to school!
Here is a 1600 calorie Healthy Meal Plan that included Cornmeal Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa:
Breakfast- 401 calories3/4 cup Homemade granola 1 cup Skim milk
Snack- 185 calories6 Dried Apricots
1 oz Pistachios
Lunch- 333 calories
3 cups Oriental Chicken Salad (An Applebee's knock-off)
Dinner- 549 calories
4 oz Cornmeal Chicken
1/2 cup Mexican Couscous
1 cup Broccoli
Total Calories = 1609