Tuesday, June 16, 2009

San Antonio Chicken ~ Second Sunday San Antonio

I got Foods & Flavors of San Antonio a couple weeks ago from Heather over at girlichef.

I posted about it HERE. Did you get your copy yet?? I'm sure most of you are eagerly awaiting it's delivery!

Anyway... this is my first time participating in Second Sunday. Every month a new recipe is chosen from Foods & Flavors of San Antonio and everyone makes the recipe as written, or with their own spin.


This month's recipe is San Antonio Chicken. I had planned to make Chicken Chimichangas tonight, but saw the new Second Sunday recipe was up and decided to join the fun!

Stay tuned... Chicken Chimis will definitely show up here in the very near future!

Without further adieu...

I tweaked this recipe just slightly. My changes/additions are in green.

I added the chipotle, because I remembered it from the chimichanga recipe and opened the can, before re-reading this recipe.

Plus a large clove of garlic... just because I felt like it.

I swapped the bell pepper for a poblano chile, because Jon doesn't really like bell peppers.

I swapped out the black beans for pinto beans, because we don't really like black beans.

Extra pimentos... again... my lack of reading the recipe.

I used chunky salsa... what is picante sauce?

San Antonio Chicken

* 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
* 1 (1.25 oz.) package taco seasoning
(one chipotle chile)
* 3 T. water (from cooking chicken)
* 2 - 3 T. vegetable oil
* 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 large clove of garlic, minced
* 1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped (poblano pepper)
* 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
* 1 (2 oz.) jar pimientos (4oz)
* 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed (pinto beans)
* 3 cups hot cooked white rice
* 1 cup picante sauce (chunky salsa)

Place the chicken and chipotle chile in a saucepan and cover with water. Let
simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked
through. Remove to a cutting board and coarsely chop the
chicken and chile.

In a medium-size bowl, toss the cooked, chopped chicken with
the taco seasoning mix and 3 TBLS of water that the chicken was cooked in. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add
the onion, garlic, green bell pepper poblano chile, and corn. Saute until tender.

Add the pimientos, black beans pinto beans, chopped chicken, rice, and
picante sauce chunky salsa. Stir to mix and heat through.


Cook the chicken and coarsely chop it.

Toss chicken with some water from cooking the chicken and taco seasoning.

Saute the onions, garlic, poblanos, chipotle and corn until tender.

Add pintos, chicken and pimentos and toss.

Add rice and salsa, mix well and heat through.

Dinner time!

This was really tasty! Everyone really enjoyed it and I'll definitely be making it again!

Wanna play too? Head over to Second Sunday!


Denise said...

This looks awesome and I am bookmarking it. I will be making this in the future. The colors are fab.

doggybloggy said...

oohh yeah - I could gobble this right up - your rice looks 'risotto' like with out being blown out - Nice!

Cathy said...

That looks amazing! I am going to have to try that really soon.

Michele said...

This looks delicious! Are all the recipes in that cookbook as good as this one?

Spryte said...

They sure look that good!!

I'll be making the Chicken Chimichangas on Wednesday.

Plus, this came in as another healthy meal.

Per one cup serving (which is very hearty!)
* Amount Per Serving
* Calories: 244.5
* Total Fat: 3.0 g
* Cholesterol: 38.3 mg
* Sodium: 234.3 mg
* Total Carbs: 34.0 g
* Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
* Protein: 20.2 g

girlichef said...

Holy cow...this looks awesome! Delicious changes. Have an extra plate? :D

Gloria Chadwick said...

I LOVE this! And I love your spin on it. It looks really, really good. Thanks so much for participating in Second Sunday San Antonio. :)
You're the first to make and post the recipe so you get to choose the recipe for next month. :)

Spryte said...

@Heather... Jon already 'called' the leftovers for today & tomorrow!

@Gloria... YAY!!!!! I there are sooo many tasty looking recipes... it will be hard to choose!!

Deborah said...

This is my kind of meal!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks great! I definitely want to make it and can't wait to see what recipe you pick!

Culinary Alchemist said...

MMMMMm Your speaking my language with the Poblano and the Chipotle ya got goin on up in that dish... :) YUMMMMMMM!!!

Teanna said...

That looks like such a fun dish! Gorgeous flavors!

Cheryl said...

YUM< my husband would adore this to pieces! I will make it when he gets back from Europe!

Lara said...

What a fresh, yummy looking Mexican dish. This is totally the kind of food my family loves. :)

Bob said...

That looks great! I love rice dishes like this.

I got a copy of that from ChefBliss a while ago. I still haven't made anything from it, but there are a bunch of things I want to try out.

Liz said...

Hi! This is my first time in your blog and I love this chciken rice! How tasty must be!

Debbie said...

That just looks fantastic. We would all love that here!!!

Danielle said...

Oh WOW!! That really looks good! I'm gonna put a star on this recipe for sure!

Dragon said...

This chicken looks absolutely fantastic!

Joelen said...

This looks delicious! I've been digging southwestern flavors lately (thanks to Bobby Flay)and that cookbook looks awesome. The colors alone of the dishes are beautiful!

Patti T. said...

What an awesome dish. The colors are great, I love your changes AND healthy to boot. What could be better?

Kevin said...

Another tasty looking chicken dish with beans!