Fiesta Chicken Chowder

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Well, I must admit that I love my tortilla soup more than this one, but it was still pretty tasty. The lime juice and fajita seasoning gives it a nice zesty flavor :-). You could easily leave the chicken out and it would be just as good I think.
**I just thought it only fair to advise everyone that Mike did not like this meal at each his own**

- 3 T. flour or cornstarch
- 1 envelope fajita seasoning, divided
- 1 lb. chicken breasts, cubed
- 3 T. vegetable oil
- 1 med. onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 c. water
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can Mexican stewed tomatoes, UNdrained
- 1 c. uncooked instant brown rice
- 1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
- 1 can condensed nacho cheese soup, undiluted
- 3 T. minced fresh cilantro
- 1 T. lime juice

- Combine flour and 2 T. fajita seasoning, coat chicken with it.
- In a large saucepan, saute chicken in oil until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
- In same pan, saute onion and garlic until onion is tender.
- Stir in water, beans, tomatoes, corn, rice, chilies and remaining fajita seasoning.
- Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 min. or until rice is tender.
- Stir in soup, cilantro, lime juice and chicken; heat through.