Quick & Easy Salsa Chicken Skillet Dinner

by - October 25, 2017

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This meal was born one evening when I was way too hungry, had no plan for dinner, and was craving Mexican food. I found a few chicken breasts, a jar of salsa, a can of beans, and some rice. Over time, I've added a few more ingredients, but it is just as easy and delicious!

This dinner takes 30 minutes tops, and the hardest part is opening the salsa jar. Fast, cheap, and delicious - my kind of meal!

2 lbs (ish) of chicken breasts
24 oz jar of salsa - any kind you like!
15 oz can of black beans
15 oz can of corn
15 oz can of sliced black olives
2 cups of rice
1 avocado
1 cup shredded Mexican Blend cheese
Tortilla chips

I chop my chicken breasts in half, just so they cook a littler faster. Add them to the skillet, and then dump the salsa, olives, beans, and corn (all drained) on top. Heat it over medium heat until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. While that's cooking, get the rice going in another pan, according to the directions on the package.

Serve the chicken over rice, with chunks of avocado, a sprinkle of cheese, and a some crunched tortilla chips! I pop the prepared plate in the microwave for about 30 seconds to melt the cheese and warm the avocados slightly. May not be high-tech but it works ;)

There you have it! This is a great weeknight meal when you want something home-cooked and nutritious, but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen! It's become part of my normal meal-plan rotation. As much as I love tacos and fajitas, which we also make pretty often, its nice to have another alternative yet Mexican-inspired go-to meal!

If you try it out, let me know! I'd love to know what you think! Enjoy :) 

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