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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{Salsa Chicken and Brown Rice}

How is everyones week going?  Mine has been a bit crazy but I can't complain!  Hard to believe that tomorrow is Friday and even harder to believe that I am about a week and a half out from my first half marathon (my sister is running it with me) of the year!  And you know what is even more crazy? The fact that Minnesota got more snow yesterday!  I could hear the rain/sleet mix hitting my window as I wrote today's post!  Will Spring ever come?  I sure do hope this weather turns around quickly, and that it is nice for our half marathon!  

With my mind being scatter brained the trend of easy to prepare, yet delicious meals continues on with this delicious Salsa Chicken which I serve over brown rice!   Don't let the fact that this recipe is made up of mainly pantry staples deture you from trying this recipe.  This salsa chicken makes great leftovers, and packs easily for lunch!  Don't want to serve the chicken over rice?  Use the salsa chicken as a delicious burrito or taco filling!  I will say these aren't my best photos, I snapped them super quick the other night.  But alas I feel like they are going to have to do!  Just trust me, you should make this dish!  I hope you enjoy! 

Salsa Chicken and Brown Rice 
Brunch N'Cupcakes 
Serves 4 

2 Chicken Breasts (Boiled and Shredded) 
1 Jar Salsa of choice (I used Pace) 
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 
Juice from 1 Lime 
1/2 Cup Corn 
1/2 Cup Black Beans 
1/4 Cup Pepper Jack Cheese 

**Avocado, GreekYogurt/Sour Cream, and additional salsa for serving! 

1-Prepare rice according to package directions (I used minute brown rice) 
2-Combine cooked chicken salsa, chicken, beans, cumin, garlic and lime juice in a bowl.  Stir until well combined. 
3- To serve, divide rice and chicken among four plates.  Top with cheese and toppings of choice!  I topped my portion with avocado.  Greek yogurt, sour cream and additional salsa would be delicious!