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Southwestern chicken and rice from Mama Steph's Dinner in 10

Mama Steph's 10-minute Southwestern chicken and rice

1 TBS olive oil

1 1/2 cups diced zucchini

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can diced tomatoes (do not drain)

3/4 cup water

1 cup instant white rice, uncooked

1/2 cup shredded cheddar-jack cheese

1 bag pre-cooked fajita chicken pieces

Method:

1. Heat oil in skilled over medium heat. Add zucchini and bell pepper; sautee for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add beans, undrained tomatoes, and water.

3. Increase heat and bring to a boil, stirring.

4. Add rice and stir well. Sprinkle chicken over the top of rice. Cover; remove from heat and let stand 7 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with tortilla chips and sour cream, if desired.

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