Tex mex chicken and rice skillet


Ingredients : 

    • 2 tbs vegetable oil
    • 1 can Mexican  style corn
    • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs 
    • 1 tbs southwestern seasoning mix
    • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice washed and soaked in water for ten minutes.
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    • 1 1/2 cup salsa verde
    • 2 tbs chopped cilantro for decoration ( optional ) 
    • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend


    • Over a medium high heat stove, heat 1 tbs of oil in a skillet.
    • In a colander drain corn and pat dry with a paper towel.
    • Add corn to skillet in a single layer. Cook without stirring 5 minutes, until corn caramelized on one side. Remove corn from skillet and set aside.
    • Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces
    • In a bowl mix chicken with seasoning 
    • Add chicken to the same skillet and cook for 6 minutes or until center of chicken no longer pink stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside
    • Add remaining 1 tbs of oil to the same skillet and add rice. Stir until well coated with oil
    • Add broth and salsa and bring to a simmer over medium heat
    • Cover skillet and reduce heat to low
    • Simmer until all liquid is absorbed 
    • To serve, spoon rice on the serving plate and add chicken on top
    • Sprinkle with cheese and corn
    • Cover and let stand 5 minutes until cheese is melted
    • Sprinkle with cilantro
    • Enjoy!!  

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