Another Southwestern Meal

Apparently, when I was menu planning for this week it was all about the Mexican food.  Last night I made chicken covered in queso, spanish rice, and a bell pepper and corn mix.

Again, ignore the awful pics. Its all about the food!

So, for the chicken:

What ya need:

  • chicken
  • fajita seasoning
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil

What ya do:

I always tenderize my chicken by placing it between 2 sheets of saran wrap and beating it to death! Ha!  Really, this makes it cook so much better and faster. While tenderizing and seasoning heat up butter and olive oil in a skillet or grill.  After tenderizing liberally sprinkle the fajita seasoning. Once your skillet is hot put chicken in and cook till done, flipping half way through.

You can eat the chicken as is and its really good.  It really doesn’t need anything else and is a bit healthier, but for more flavor add the queso.

For the queso:

Follow this recipe and instructions from Annie’s Eats. Once made, just spoon on top of chicken. The only thing I changed was instead of jalapeno’s I put in mild canned chili’s because I don’t do any kind of spicy.  But, if you like spice add the jalapeno’s.

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For the veggie side:

What ya need:

  • 1 can corn – drained
  • 1 red bell pepper – chopped
  • 5-6 green onions – chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 yellow onion – sliced or chopped
  • 1 cube – Land O’Lakes Garlic and Herb Butter
  • 1 tbsp – olive oil

What ya do:

Heat skillet or pan with butter and olive oil. Once heated stir in the green and yellow onions for a couple minutes.  Then add the corn and bell pepper and heat until at the crispness you like. I heated mine for about 10 minutes on medium heat.

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Then I add box spanish rice.  This is certainly not a fancy meal, but very yummy and full of flavor.

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I really need to work on my photography skills. 🙂

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