Last week my friend Rachel came and stayed with us while her husband was away on business. Rachel is from Texas and has introduced me to a whole new world of flavors and cooking. She made Santa Fe Chicken for us as treat for dinner one night. It was so amazing I had to share it with all of you. You can eat this dish once combined in the skillet OR in tortillas like we did with avocado and cheese. This makes quite a large amount (enough for eight people) so feel free to half the recipe if you aren't feeding a crowd.
Santa Fe Chicken
1 pound of chicken (cut into bite size pieces)
1 tsp paprika
garlic powder, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium green pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 to 1 cup of frozen sweet corn
1 can Rotel tomatoes (for the rice, see below)
chicken broth (for the rice, see below)
1 cup Uncle Ben's Fast & Natural brown rice
1 3/4 cup liquid (use the juice from the can of Rotel and add chicken broth to get remaining amount of liquid)
1 avocado, chopped
flour tortillas, warmed in a skillet
shredded colby jack cheese OR Rotel cheese dip (made with rotel tomatoes and Velveeta cheese)
Warm a large skillet with the olive oil. Cut the chicken and season with the paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook chicken for five minutes over medium heat and then add the pepper and onion. Cook mixture over medium heat until chicken is cooked through. Add the corn and black beans and cook for a few more minutes until corn and black beans are warmed through.
In a separate pan cook rice (4 servings) according to directions on box, using the juice from the Rotel tomatoes and chicken broth for the liquid. Once rice is done add the Rotel tomatoes from the can you used the juice from.
Add the rice with tomatoes to the larger skillet and cover. Let sit for a few minutes before serving for flavors to mix.
To assemble tortillas spread shredded cheese OR warm Rotel cheese dip over middle of tortilla, add a scoop of Santa Fe chicken and a few chopped avocado. Roll up, eat and enjoy!
Doesn't that look amazing? I really enjoyed this meal. It was such a treat to have someone make our family dinner.