In 25 minutes or less, you can fill your table with the bold flavors of the Southwest.

Quick & Easy: Fresh Tex-Mex
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Lime Cream Sauce dresses up a simple grilled chicken breast, which is served on Cheesy Black Bean Mash and garnished with fresh cilantro and sliced tomatoes.

Want to make it faster? Substitute sliced rotisserie chicken for grilled chicken breasts.

Every now and then, we all get the hunger for a mouthful of cheesy goodness and maybe even a touch of spice. These delicious Tex-Mex dishes are packed with flavor. Even better, short ingredient lists and quick procedures make them almost effortless to prepare. If you want to make Cheesy Black Bean Mash even easier, look for prechopped onion and minced garlic in the produce section of the grocery store.

"Quick & Easy: Fresh Tex-Mex" is from the March 2008 issue of Southern Living.