Because why not, honestly
Don’t worry this won’t be your typical recipe blog post, you’ll get the story after the “mediocre at best” recipe.
- 1 – 12.5oz can Great Value chicken breast (I prefer name brand but it’s what I had)
- 1 – 10oz can Rotel diced tomatoes and chilies (first time using this)
- 1 – 14.5oz can GV petite diced tomatoes
- 1 14.5oz can GV whole kernel corn
- 1 – 15oz can GV Black Beans
- 1 packet GV Taco Seasoning
- 4 TBSP Butter
- 1 cup white rice
- Shredded cheddar cheese to taste
In a medium pot throw your canned chicken, (drained), Rotel, petite diced tomatoes, corn (drained), black beans (drained). Heat in medium heat, to a simmer.
While that mix cooks, wash your rice. I use a rice maker. One cup of rice to one cup of water. Add in the dry taco seasoning packet and whisk together for consistency. Toss in the butter. I forgot that step this time.
Turn off the heat to the pot if meal prepping (what I do) and use a fork to break up any chunks of chicken. I prefer it this way but if you like it chunky, you do you. Once the rice is done, stir to make sure your butter is evenly mixed. I divided it into two containers (since I forgot to rice my butters I threw some on top, it will melt). I sprinkled a think layer of cheese on top the rice then topped it with the mix from the pot. Then more cheese.
If meal prepping, like me, allow to cook before putting the kit in and putting in the fridge. I don’t know why. Everything always says to do that.
The first time I made this I just used the petite diced tomatoes, not the Rotel. The Rotel gives it an extra kick. I also put the taco seasoning in the mix and not the rice. I think I’ll skip the Rotel next time, but keep the taco seasoning and butter in the rice.
I made two portions and had mix left over. Of course, according to the rice bag I made like three servings of rice. But you could make more rice and not change anything else and feed more than two people.
While the Rotel did give it a kick, The Kid actually liked it (even if it has tomatoes).
Ground beef would be REALLY good in it! I also think a little dollop of sour cream and some tortillas on the side wouldn’t be bad. Or skip the rice and throw it on a bed of lettuce.
I clearly am not a professional chef and The Hubs is becoming a better cook than me. But Ya Girl is broke again, and she wants to be able to put gas in her truck. So no buying lunch where I work. I already had all the ingredients but you could probably make it with all the same items abs no changes for less than $20. And unless your a hungry hippo like me, you can feed two or more people. I set aside enough for two days worth of work lunch for myself.
It tastes good to me, and the kid, despite the extra heat. And according to the Lose It app, my original recipe is only about 212 calories. Which, I might have lied about the amount of rice. I can’t remember.
Anyway I’m sleepy. Goodnight.