Quick Chicken - "Ariba!"

Quick Tip - Grab a pre-roasted chicken for a tasty homemade dish!
 
When I’m in a pinch for time, I’ll pick up a roasted chicken from the market. They’re great because you can make a variety of “home cooked” meals from Indian curry’s, to Mexican-style meals.

This is a family favorite; I like to serve it tostada-style, over greens, while kids like to make burritos.
 
Ingredients:

  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • 1 ear of corn, kernels cut off
  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 4 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 T chili powder
  • ¾ tablespoon chili pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2-3 Tablespoons salsa
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • Water or chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

1. In a medium/large skillet sauté olive oil with garlic, onion and peppers; 2 minutes.
2. Add chili pepper and chili powder; cook for 2 minutes
3. Add oregano, chicken, salsa, corn, tomatoes, beans; add the water as needed
4. Cook for 3-5 minutes, add chopped cilantro, salt and pepper to taste, and squeeze the lime over the top.
5. Serve over chopped lettuce, with warm tortillas, or by itself.
 

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