Saturday, May 14, 2011

Recipe: Fiesta Chicken

I love recipes that can be used many different ways, and this dish definitely fits the bill.  You could serve it as a filling for tacos, it could fill lettuce cups or endive spears for a party appetizer, or you could serve it over rice for an easy meal.  What's better is that this is so easy to make and full of things that are good for you. The ground chicken also runs 1-2 dollars less per pound than any of the ground beefs.   I had 2 lbs of the ground chicken that I needed to use but you can easily half this recipe depending on how much you need to make.

You will need:
2lbs Ground Chicken
8 oz (a half bag) sweet corn thawed in microwave
1 fifteen ounce can black beans, drained and washed
1 ten ounce can original Rotel tomato and green chili mix, drained
2 packs reduced sodium taco seasoning mix
garlic powder

Begin by salting, garlic powdering, and peppering the ground chicken.  The chicken itself doesn't have a huge amount of flavor so be fairly generous with the garlic powder and pepper; the seasoning mix will help the salt out.

When the chicken is thoroughly cooked (when there is no more pink anywhere) add the taco seasoning mix and required liquid (most likely 2/3 cups per pouch) and stir to combine with chicken.  Then add the corn, black beans, and Rotel.  Stir to combine and taste to reseason if necessary.

Serves 4-8 depending on portions and application

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