southwestern chicken & rice


Hello there!

I am gearing up for a pretty big week. I’ve got three projects due by Wednesday, a library opening to design, and graduation to prepare for! It’s going to be absolutely crazy, but it’s already gone by so quick. I mean, last I checked I was registering for my new student conference… And now I’ll be walking the stage in less than two weeks. Lovely. I’m not freaking out or anything……. 🙂

Anyways, this week I wanted to make something that I was comfortable making and that I knew I was good at. So of course Mexican food was the first thing that came to mind. I love Mexican food (okay it’s more like Tex-Mex) and I love making it! This recipe was seriously easy to make and it is so delicious!

*I will say, this recipe includes something specific to HEB… Anything can be ordered on their website, or there’s nothing wrong with finding substitutes at your local grocery store!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lb of chicken
  • 2 cups of rice
  • Robert’s Reserve Southwest Dip*
  • Black Bean pico
  • Fajita seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

What you’ll do:

  • First, put a pot of water on high heat and let it reach a boil.
  • While the water is boiling, cut up your chicken and grease a pan.
  • Turn the heat under the cooking pan with the chicken to medium high and add the fajita seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken until done through the middle.
  • At this point, the water for the rice should be boiling; when that happens, add the rice and turn the heat down to low and let cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Once both the rice and chicken are done cooking, add together in one pot/pan.
  • Add about 1/3 cup of southwest dip into the chicken and rice and stir.
  • If it’s not enough, feel free to add more!
  • After the sauce has been mixed into the chicken and rice, add the black bean pico and stir until it is mixed well.
  • Let it sit on low heat for a few minutes, and then you’re done! Enjoy!

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This is definitely something that I will be making again. I love the Southwest Dip that HEB offers (there will be a few more recipes with that added in there.. hint hint!). This recipe can be eaten on its own (avocado makes everything amazing) or in taco form! All in all, this cost less than $20, but you can make several meals out of this. I love a good meal prep!

Until next time friends!

Categories: chicken

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