I decided to make dinner for Aaron at our house on Monday night. I have basically been eating dinner at my house and usually going over in the evenings, or before he even comes home from work. Well, I decided I wanted to save him from coming home and cooking (he’s been busting his butt after work!) so I would make a meal he loves. Let me rephrase that.. a meal everyone loves. It is quick, simple, and delicious. I made it numerous times throughout college because it combined lots of great things, and was convenient for a college budget. It is, in fact, a chicken dinner because I love chicken. I could never be a vegetarian because of how much I enjoy the dishes made with chicken.
Lucky for you, I’m linking up with Jenn for WIAW to share this delicious recipe!
Ingredients (made for 2):
– 2 chicken breasts (defrosted)
– 3/4 cup brown rice
– 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning
– 1 large pepper, or 4 small peppers. Color of your choice (I’ve used them all and they are all delicious!)
– 3/4 cup hot water (not boiling)
– 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (more or less depending on your cheese preferences )
– 1/2 cup salsa
– Sour Cream or plain Greek Yogurt for topping
– Extra salsa for topping
– 2 pieces of aluminum foil
– Canola Spray
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees!
1. With your 2 pieces of aluminum foil, wrap up the sides and make it like a boat. Make sure they are tight around the bottom so nothing leaks out!
2. Cut your peppers into strips.
3. In a bowl, mix the hot water, taco seasoning, and rice together.
4. Separate that mixture into both “boats.” I used a 1/2 cup measuring cup to separate it between the two. If you dump it, make sure you are getting both the water and rice into both.
5. Place the chicken on top of the mixture.
6. Top each chicken breast with half of the peppers, cheddar cheese, and salsa.
7. Place in to oven for 35 minutes. Depending on how large your chicken is (read: thick) will change your cooking time. Our were a little thicker, so it took closer to 45 minutes. I would actually say if you have thick pieces, just cut them into thinner slices and place them on the rice instead of one thick piece. It will save you time!
9. Serve with sour cream (I prefer Greek Yogurt- plain!) and more salsa! I also suggest eating it outside on your new patio