logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Reading
Women's Fashion
Small Office/Home Office
History
Tennis
Holiday/Seasonal Cooking
Crafts for Kids


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Quick Cooking Site

BellaOnline's Quick Cooking Editor

g

South of the Border Meal in 30 Minutes or Less!


It’s amazing how fast the summer’s gone; school has started in most areas, and many of us are busy helping with homework, getting kids to bed early, working on our fall cleaning, and getting ourselves acclimated to a new season. Does anyone really have time to cook?

Quick Cooking is not just about getting a meal out in a matter of minutes; it’s also about being organized enough to keep a supply of the foods I use most so I don’t have to run to the store every time I want to prepare a meal. Shopping is time consuming, and the more I have to go to the store, the more “other items” I pick up. That’s a great way to really blow a food budget! I try to keep a few things on hand in my storage; corn and beans are always on my shelves, as well as salsa. I purchase large bags of boneless, skinless chicken breasts at the warehouse store so that they are always available from my freezer for use on busy days like today.

My friend and roommate at my airline crash pad in Detroit, Jennifer Graham, gave me the following wonderful recipe for a 30 minute meal that I know you’ll love. Not only is it fast, but it is nutritious, beautiful, and delicious! I start the rice in the rice cooker first, then prepare the chicken while the rice is cooking. Although Jennifer always serves this to her husband and grandkids over rice, my daughter Alexis and Son, Mitch like to put it inside flour tortillas with a little cheese. I like to use the leftovers to mix into gourmet greens with ranch dressing for a quick and tasty South of the Border salad. Let me know how you and your family like this quick and easy dish and if the nutritional information is helpful; if it is, I’ll include it in all my recipes. Ole!

Jennifer Graham's Mexican Chicken & Rice


””
8 Servings

1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon chili powder, or more to taste
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed of any fat or veins

2 cups medium salsa, homemade or your favorite brand
juice of 1 lime
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 12 oz. can corn, drained
1 14 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (or substitute kidney or pinto beans)

2 cups Converted Rice, cooked according to directions

Heat the canola oil in a skillet large enough to accommodate the chicken breasts. Sprinkle the chili powder on both sides of the chicken breasts. Add the chicken to the skillet and sauté on both sides until barely cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan to paper towels and let cool. Shred.

Meanwhile, add the salsa, lime juice, and cilantro to the pan; bring to a boil, scraping the chicken drippings from the bottom of the pan. Add the corn and beans; heat, then add the shredded chicken. Heat through. That’s it!

Nutrition Information: Amount Per Serving
Calories 448 Calories from Fat 73
Percent Total Calories From:
Fat 16% Protein 27% Carb. 57%

Nutrient Amount per % Daily
Serving Value
Total Fat 8 g 12%
Saturated Fat 2 g 9%
Cholesterol 59 mg 20%
Sodium 408 mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 64 g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 30 g

Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 24% Calcium 0% Iron 24%



Add South+of+the+Border++Meal+in+30+Minutes+or+Less%21 to Twitter Add South+of+the+Border++Meal+in+30+Minutes+or+Less%21 to Facebook Add South+of+the+Border++Meal+in+30+Minutes+or+Less%21 to MySpace Add South+of+the+Border++Meal+in+30+Minutes+or+Less%21 to Del.icio.us Digg South+of+the+Border++Meal+in+30+Minutes+or+Less%21 Add South+of+the+Border++Meal+in+30+Minutes+or+Less%21 to Yahoo My Web Add South+of+the+Border++Meal+in+30+Minutes+or+Less%21 to Google Bookmarks Add South+of+the+Border++Meal+in+30+Minutes+or+Less%21 to Stumbleupon Add South+of+the+Border++Meal+in+30+Minutes+or+Less%21 to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Quick Cooking Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2015 by Karen Hancock. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Karen Hancock. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Karen Hancock for details.

g


g features
15-Minute Grape, Banana, & Walnut Salad Recipe

Spaghetti Squash with Ham & Veggies Recipe

Slow Cooker Taco Salad Recipe

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor