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As we start the new year, the chefs at Bethany Village would like to share a delicious recipe to bring color and health to your winter. Avocados contain more potassium than bananas and are high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Peppers are one of the highest dietary sources of Vitamin C and are rich in many other vitamins, including A. Enjoy!
- 1 to 2 skinless chicken breasts
- Mexican seasoning packet or blend of your choice
- 1 red pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- I ripe avocado
- Romaine or red leaf lettuce
- Coat uncooked chicken breasts in Mexican seasonings at least 1 hour before preparing and refrigerate. Slice chicken breasts or dice if you prefer.
- Slice peppers and peel and slice avocado.
- In a pan over medium heat, sauté chicken in vegetable oil and garlic for 5 to 10 minutes depending on amount. Remove chicken from heat and add peppers to the pan. Sauté peppers until slightly translucent. Should still remain firm to the touch.
- In a bowl, toss chicken, peppers, avocado and tomatoes. Spoon on top of shredded lettuce. Top with dressing of your choice. Bethany Village recommends a blend of salsa and ranch dressing.