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Baby Lima Beans in Green Salsa with Chicken

Baby Lima Beans in Green Salsa with Chicken
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8

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.

  • No change.
  • Serve as a casserole with 3/4 cup shredded asadero-style cheese sprinkled on top, or serve over cooked white rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
30
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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