Chicken and Cheese Mexican Bean Mix with Corn Thins slices

Posted October 2022
Chicken and cheese Mexican bean mix with Corn Thins slices

Chicken and Cheese Mexican Bean Mix with Corn Thins slices

Serves :2


  • ½ cup drained sweet, tinned corn.
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced capsicum
  • 1 can (420g) of Mexican flavoured baked beans
  • 200g of skinless, excess fat removed, chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces.
  • ½ cup of reduced fat, grated, mozzarella cheese.
  • 10-12 Corn Thins slices




  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).
  2.  In a large oven safe dish add the canned Mexican beans, corn, onion and capsicum.
  3. Take the chicken pieces and press down into the beans mix until covered by the sauce. Cover foil.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and sprinkle cheese over the mix and then bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and cheese is golden brown.
  6. Divide mixture between two plates and serve with a side of 5-6 Corn Thins slices each plate.
  7. Enjoy!


Health benefits of this recipe

Most Mexican style dishes include a source of pasta or wrap but it is often refined. Corn Thins slices make this recipe a lot better for your body and increase the amount of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body will receive.

The protein in the chicken breast and cheese as well as the fiber in the Corn Thins slices, vegetables, and beans all work together to lower the glycaemic load of this meal. Meaning that your blood sugars will stay more stable and will provide you with longer lasting energy. This also helps you to maintain a healthy weight as you will not get a case of the munchies soon after finishing your meal.

Only one in ten Australians are eating enough vegetables each day. This meal will have you on your way to reaching your daily required 5 serves for most adults.

The fiber found in the vegetables, legumes and Corn Thins slices all support a healthy gut function and support a healthy gut microbiome. Each different plant food provides different types of probiotic fiber and phytochemicals which are needed for the healthy gut microbes to stay alive. This means they will keep doing their job at keeping you healthy and not be replaced with less healthy microbes which can create unhealthy outcomes for your body.

This is a perfectly balanced meal. It contains a serve of wholegrains (35g of Corn Thins slices or around 6 slices), as well as a serve or more of vegetables and a serving of lean meat. Your body will thank you for this meal and the taste will make this recipe a favorite to enjoy in your week.

Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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