You can add as much or as little rice as you like to this recipe. I used 3 cups of uncooked rice. I like to use more rice because then I can use less chicken. I also used brown rice. When mixed with the salsa, it tastes great and the kids don’t seem to mind!
My family eats this two ways. Some eat it just as it is and others put it on a tortilla with sour cream, lettuce and cheese. It is delicious either way.
- ½ cup chopped onions
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- Chicken Breast (chopped)
- 1 can corn (drained)
- 1 can black beans (drained)
- Cooked rice (when making your rice decrease the amount of water by about ½ cup and add 1 cup of salsa)
- Cook your rice according to the directions, except add salsa with your water.
- Coat large frying pan with olive oil. Saute onions and garlic and add chicken.
- Add the beans and corn.
- When everything has been heated through, add the cooked rice and serve immediately.
When this post was published in 2009, the total cost for the meal was $4.85 ( I did not factor in sour cream, cheese, or lettuce so add about $1.50 to the total if you serve it that way) This feed all 8 of us tonight and we had leftovers. Here is the breakdown:
- 1/2 cup chopped onions $.30
- 1 tablespoon olive oil $.10
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic $0.10
- Chicken Breast (chopped) $.75
- 1 can corn $0.55
- 1 can black beans $0.55
- Cooked rice $1.00
- Tortillas $1.50