Southwest Chicken with Warm Tortilla Wedges

Add some Southwest flavours to your next meal with this tasty chicken dish

This dish is jam-packed with spices, juicy corn and lime

Looking for a meal that’s perfect for patio dining? Try out this zesty chicken and bean dish

Perfectly Southwest in flavour — a bit spicy, rather rustic and just perfect for outdoor entertaining. Roasted fresh corn on the cob makes all the difference in this dish.


  • 1 package 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced (a heaping cup)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large red peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2-3 cobs of corn, roasted and kernels removed
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 3 Tbsp. hot chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 can black turtle beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 fresh limes, cut into wedges
  • Sour cream and salsa as sides


  1. Heat the oven to 250°F. Wrap the tortillas in foil and place in the oven to warm through.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick sauté pan (I prefer Scan Pan). When the oil is hot, add the onion and 2 of the minced garlic cloves. Cook for about 5 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add the red peppers and cook over medium heat until soft. Stir in the roasted corn kernels.
  4. Transfer the vegetable mixture to a bowl and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, heat another 3 Tbsp. olive oil, add the 2 remaining garlic cloves and the cubed chicken breasts. Stir and maintain the heat on medium-high until the chicken is cooked through and browned.
  6. Add the chili powder, cumin and drained black beans. Stir in the reserved corn mixture and taste for seasoning. Add the chopped fresh cilantro and parsley.
  7. Stir mixture and turn out onto a serving platter.
  8. Cut the warm tortillas into wedges and serve alongside the chicken and vegetables.

Serves 6-8

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