Sunday, March 25, 2012

Salsa Chicken with Brown Basmati Rice Skillet Meal

This dish is one of my absolute favorite meals.  It's healthy, super-flavorful, and made in one skillet!  Notice, my favorite words are "one-skillet" in this case.  Who doesn't love an easy clean up?  I also adore the fact that it's healthy - salsa is one of the best condiments, low in calories and big on vitamins and flavor.  My mom made a version of this meal when we were growing up and I loved it.  This recipe is a "re-creation" from my memory with some changes according to our preferences.  Add some sweet white corn for the perfect pairing of flavors!
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Salsa Chicken with Basmati Rice
Serves 4

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 chopped pepper of your choice - hot, mild, or sweet (optional)
1 1/2 c. long grain brown Basmati rice
2 c. chicken stock (you may need more while cooking)
1 c. water
2 c. salsa
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
shredded cheddar
*fresh cilantro or parsley
*sour cream

1.  Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add the onion and pepper.  Cook on medium heat until the onion is transparent and then add the garlic for a minute more.
2.  Add the rice and stir for 2-3 minutes.
3.  Add the stock, salsa, and water, and cover.
4.  Allow the mixture to simmer for 20 minutes, check periodically.
*If you notice anything sticking to the bottom on the pan, add more stock or water and stir. 
5.  Add the chicken pieces, stir, and cover (add more liquids if needed).
6.  Once the chicken is cooked through, remove the skillet from the heat. 
7.  Top with cheddar, sour cream, fresh herbs, and more salsa.

Thanks for reading, loves xo


Justine said...

Stopping by from the Melt in Your Mouth Monday Blog Hop!

Cindy said...

I do love a good skillet dish. This looks like it will be on my menu soon. Can't wait to try it.

Our Delightful Home said...

This looks great!

Mrs. Delightful

Terry said...

The chicken looks amazing! Must try! I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Head on over to my blog to claim it. Have a great day!

Shanna said...

This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!

*following from cooking with karyn blog hop

Addicted to Recipes said...

Looks yummy! My family would love this. Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!