December 23, 2008

Claire's Chicken and Yellow Rice

I have present wrapping and house cleaning on the agenda for this afternoon/evening, so I need a quick and easy dinner for tonight. For some reason, I could not think of anything to make...I think my brain is on Christmas overload. We have family coming over tomorrow night for my annual Christmas Eve Italian Foodfest, and I have been focusing on my menu plan for that big, pants-splitting,garlic-studded,marinara sauce-laden, holiday meal. I decided to peruse my friend Claire's blog, and I came across this easy dinner idea. I just happened to have a package of the yellow rice mix in my pantry, so I thought I would give it a whirl. It sounds really simple and yummy....best of all easy and quick. I think I will serve this dish with some glazed carrots and call it a done deal. This is one of Claire's favorite easy dinners, so I am excited to try it out!


Claire's Chicken and Yellow Rice

Ingredients:
1 package saffron rice mix
1 or 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste
Creole seasoning to taste (optional)

Directions:
Cook rice mix according to package directions. Mix in chicken and black beans. Add seasoning,salt and pepper, if desired.


Jen's Notes:
I think I have 3 small chicken breasts to use up. Also, I think I will use my standard 'broiler' method to cook my birds. I typically use salt, pepper, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and a little paprika on my chicken and then cook them under a high broiler for about 7-9 minutes (depending on how big/thick your chicken breasts are). Then, I will just cube up the meat and add it to my rice mixture. Yum.



The Result:
Oh man! This totally hit the spot! This was really, really good. Quick, easy, cheap, and delicious! I really loved it. This is a definite keeper. It actually reminds me of a dish that I used to get at a restaurant when I was a kid, but I haven't had since. I think it was the yellow saffron rice mix. Anyway, we will be having this again soon, I am sure. Thanks Claire...you always come up with good stuff!!!

1 comment:

claireknightly said...

I'm glad you guys liked it!!