Chicken Salsa with Rice

Chicken Salsa with Rice
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Glenda
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 30 mins
This popular chicken salsa dish can be mild or hot – your choice.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, kept warm
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 jar (16 oz.) Salsa – Homestyle Recipe
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • 1 container (8 oz.) sour cream (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken, onion and bell pepper; cook.
  3. Stir occasionally (10 to 12 minutes) or until chicken is no longer pink.
  4. Stir in salsa; bring to a boil.
  5. Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  7. Serve over rice.
  8. Garnish with sour cream and cilantro.

 

Mexican Calzones

Easy Mexican Recipes – Mexican Calzones

Mexican calzones are best with lots of chili, but you can certainly make them without so much chili if you prefer.

Prep and Cook Time: 27 min.

Ingredients:

1 (15-oz.) package refrigerated pie crust, room temperature
1 pound ground beef
1 (4-oz.) can diced green chilis
1/4 cup water
1 (1.25-oz.) package Taco Seasoning Mix
1 cup shredded mild Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Garnish suggestions:

Salsa, shredded lettuce, sour cream, diced tomatoes, sliced green onions

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Brown beef in large skillet; drain.
Add chilis, water and seasoning mix; mix well.
Place unwrapped pie crusts on cutting board; unfold.
Cut each crust in half, making 4 half circles.
Place 1/2 cup beef filling on half of each half circle.
Place 1/4 cup cheese on top of each.
Dampen edge of crust with water.
Fold sides over filling; crimp edges with tines of fork.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
Garnish as desired.

Mexican Bean and Chicken Cilantro Skillet

Easy Mexican Recipe For Dinner – Mexican Beans and Chicken Cilantro

This easy to cook gourmet style Mexican chicken dish can be made quickly in no time at all.

Prep and Cook Time: 45 min.

Ingredients:

8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
4 garlic cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth
1 pkg (10 oz) yellow rice
1 can (28 oz) stewed tomatoes
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (4 oz) diced green chile peppers, drained
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper

Directions:

Put flour and chicken in shallow pan and coat thoroughly.
In large heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
When pan is hot, put chicken in the skillet and cook on both sides.
When chicken is browned, set it aside.
In same skillet over medium heat, add onion and bell pepper.
Cook 4 or 5 minutes or until just tender.
Add in the chicken broth and stir.
Mix in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and return chicken to skillet.
Cover skillet and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes or until rice and chicken are cooked.

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Easy Mexican Chicken Pizza

Everyone loves pizza – and this mexican chicken version is fast and easy to make.

Prep and Cook Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

1 package taco seasoning (DO NOT use if using pre-seasoned chicken)
1-1/2 cups Thick-n-Chunky style salsa
1 can refrigerated pizza crust
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup grated Velveeta cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Unroll dough, place on pizza or baking pan.
Press dough until thin crust is formed to edge of pan.
Bake crust for 8 minutes or until crust begins to brown.
Brown chicken in a pan; mix in taco seasoning.
Spread salsa on crust, followed by chicken and cheeses.
Return to oven, bake additional 7-12 minutes, or until edges of crust are golden brown and cheese is melted.

Chicken Quesadillas

Easy Mexican Recipe for Dinner – Chicken Quesadillas

Lovers of tasty Mexican food will know the Chicken Quesadilla, one of our favorite ways to eat tortillas with cheese and salsa. They are easy to make, and you can have them ready in no time!

Prep and Cook Time: 15 min.

Ingredients:

4 large flour tortillas
1/2 cup canned refried beans
1/2 cup salsa
3/4 lb. roasted chicken meat, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup fat-free cheddar cheese
1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
2 cups lettuce, shredded
2 medium tomatoes, chopped

Directions:

Turn on broiler.
Arrange tortillas on a cookie sheet.
Spread refried beans over tortillas.
Add salsa; then layer with chicken, onions, and cheese.
Place cookie sheet under broiler 1-2 minutes or until the cheese melts and the tortillas are crisp.
Serve topped with sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes.

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Easy Dinner Recipe – Mexican Chicken Pizza

Prep and Cook Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

1 package taco seasoning (DO NOT use if using pre-seasoned chicken)
1-1/2 cups Thick-n-Chunky style salsa
1 can refrigerated pizza crust
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup grated Velveeta cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Unroll dough, place on pizza or baking pan.
Press dough until thin crust is formed to edge of pan.
Bake crust for 8 minutes or until crust begins to brown.
Brown chicken; mix in taco seasoning.
Spread salsa on crust, followed by chicken and cheeses.
Return to oven, bake additional 7-12 minutes, or until edges of crust are golden brown and cheese is melted.

Chicken Burritos

Easy Mexican Recipe For Dinner – Chicken Burritos

Prep and Cook Time: 18 min.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch strips
1-1/4 cups water
1 package (1.5-oz.) Taco Seasoning Mix
8 (10-in.) burrito-size flour tortillas, warmed

Directions:

Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add chicken; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until no longer pink.
Add water and seasoning mix.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low.
Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture thickens.
Spoon chicken mixture evenly over tortillas.
Top with shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped green onions, sliced olives and Salsa, if desired.
Fold into burritos.

Cheese and Corn Quesadillas

Easy Mexican Recipe For Dinner – Cheese and Corn Quesadillas

Prep and Cook Time: 19 min.

Ingredients:

4 (10-in.) flour tortillas
1 can (15-oz.) corn, drained
1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 medium roma tomatoes, seeded and diced

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray 2 baking sheets with vegetable cooking spray.
Place tortillas on prepared baking sheets.
Evenly sprinkle each tortilla with corn, cheese and tomatoes.
Bake for 4 minutes, or until cheese begins to melt and tortilla is still pliable.
Fold tortilla in half.
Carefully flip tortilla over, and bake another 5 minutes.
Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges
Serve warm.

Turkey Bacon Burritos

Easy Mexican Dinner Recipe – Turkey Bacon Burritos

Prep and Cook Time: 17 min.

Ingredients:

4 slices turkey bacon
2 flour tortillas (7 inch)
2 Tbl. shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 large egg white
1 Tbl. chopped green chilies

Directions:

Cook turkey bacon in a nonstick skillet on medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Place 2 turkey bacon slices on each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese.
Beat egg and chilies; add to hot skillet.
Cook and stir 2 minutes or until set.
Divide egg mixture between tortillas; fold tortillas over filling.
Top with Salsa, if desired.

Zesty Mexican Soup

Easy Soup Recipe For Dinner – Zesty Mexican Soup

Prep and Cook Time : 28 min.

Ingredients:

1 medium onion minced
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
2 TBS red chili powder
3 cups + 1 TBS chicken, or vegetable broth
1 small to medium green bell pepper diced, 1/4 inch pieces
1 small zucchini diced, 1/4 inch pieces
1 cup finely chopped collard greens
1 15oz can diced tomatoes
1 15oz can rinsed black beans
1 cup frozen yellow corn
1 4oz can diced green chili
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup chopped pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot.
Sauté onion, garlic, and green peppers in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add red chili powder, mix in well and add broth, zucchini, collard greens and tomatoes.
Cook for another 5 minutes and add beans, corn, green chili, oregano, and cumin.
Bring to a boil on high heat.
Once it begins to boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes longer. (Simmering uncovered enhances the flavor)
Add chopped cilantro, pumpkin seeds, salt and pepper.

Serves 6

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