There are many times, when I get home from work, I wonder, what the heck am I going to make for dinner???
I could make This… but oh no, we are out of That. Or This… nope, we used the last of That the other day. Man, didn’t I just go grocery shopping?
That’s when Marco will tell me, come on, babe, work your magic.
And I use whatever we have and come up with something good.
In a large skillet, heat about 2 tablespoons of oil on medium heat, just enough to coat the pan. Sprinkle taco spices on one side of the chicken and place spices side down in the pan.
Sprinkle the other side of the chicken pieces with the taco spices. When you see the pieces have turned white at the bottom, turn over. They should be slightly browned after you have flipped them over.
Meanwhile, in a separate pot, heat another 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Add 1 cup of white rice and stir until it begins to change color (white and almost browning).
Add 1/2 of the can of stewed tomatoes to the rice and the other half to the chicken.
Cover the chicken.
Continue to stir the rice for a minute or two. Add 2 cups of broth. And cover the rice.
Lower the heat of both the chicken and the rice to low.
After about 20 minutes, the rice should be done and the chicken should be cooked through.
It was easy! The kids ate it up! A win!
Let me know if you try it. I hope you like it!
*You can use a packet of taco seasoning. But I like to make my own using chili powder, chili flakes, paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, black pepper and salt. Using the measurements in this recipe.