Looking for something tastier than just white rice to serve it on? Try my cilantro, lime rice (just don’t tell Chipotle I’m knocking off their recipe!). It is one of my favorite rice recipes… a great way to quickly and easily dress up rice to avoid the plain old bowl of white rice on the table. Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
Mexican Chicken Recipe
yields 4 servings
1 T. olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 large bell pepper, diced (green, red, yellow, or orange – whatever you like)
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
1 15oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 20oz. jar chunky salsa
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups rice prepared according to directions on package or 1 batch of my Cilantro Lime Rice
optional accompaniments: fresh cilantro, sour cream, avocado, lime wedges, etc.
1) Heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and bell peppers and cook until tender (about 3-4 minutes). Add chicken breast cubes and cook, stirring occasionally, until no visible pink remains on the outside (about 6-7 minutes).
2) Add in beans, corn, salsa, and water and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through (about 15 minutes) – for a thicker sauce remove lid for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Serve over rice. Garnish with fresh cilantro, sour cream, avocado, etc.
After step 1 place all ingredients in a slow-cooker and heat on low, covered for 2-3 hours. Easy, peasy! 🙂
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