Ok, so this isn’t really a tower….more like 2 stories of deliciousness. You can use this chicken and rice mix for lots of stuff. Burritos. Nachos. Tacos. Good with eggs in the morning. Really whatever you feel like. It has spinach which is super good for you, and all together this meal is definitely healthy and balanced.
This is probably enough to feed 4 people, and leftovers won’t go to waste.
- 2 skinless boneless breasts
- 1 can tomatoes, diced or chopped
- 1 package precooked rice, Mexican, brown, or wild
- 3 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
- 1 package of taco seasoning
- couple shakes onion powder
- few shakes chili powder
- 1 shake cinnamon
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp chopped garlic, fresh or jarred
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 avocados
- 1 handful of fresh cilantro, chopped fine
- ¼ purple onion, chopped fine
- Juice of 1 lime, with pulp
- Salt and pepper
- Butter or substitute for frying tortillas
- Cheez, Mexican shredded
- Chopped tomatoes
- Hot sauce
- Sour cream
- Sauce pan
- Large frying pan or wok
- Frying pan or grilled for tortillas
- Large spoon
- Whisk or fork
First thing you want to do is boil your chicken breast. This can take about 15 to 20 mins, but check it by cutting it open and making sure it isn’t pink.
Once that’s cooked, shred the chicken by pulling it apart with 2 forks.
Set your stove top to med/high and, in your large frying pan, add veggie oil and garlic.
In 3 minutes add chicken, rice, canned tomatoes (with juice), water, taco seasoning, and spices. Stir well and turn to low/med heat.
Next add spinach and stir until wilted.. Simmer this, allowing the liquid to steam out; stir occasionally. If the liquid cooks out too quickly, say in less than 10 minutes, add water and allow to simmer again. Simmering makes the flavours come together better. However, try not to cook for more than 15 mins as overcooking will take away the freshness.
Once your chicken mixture is cooked, you can start your guac. Cut avocados in half and remove the pit by holding the half with the pit in your hand (pit facing up), carefully hitting your knife into it, and twisting. The pit will pop right out. **It was hard to take a picture of this, but imagine your holding this half in your palm, you wack the pit with yer knife, and turn.
Add avocados to bowl along with onion, cilantro, and lime.
Using your whisk, mash mixture together, but don’t over mash. Some lumps are good. Salt and pepper to taste.
Add a little butter to your frying pan and start toasting tortillas on both sides. Fry up as many of these as you need; 2/person.
Plate 1 tortilla, top with chicken mixture, another tortilla, more mix, cheez and a scoop of guac on top. **If cheez doesn’t melt, I’d throw it in the microwave for about 10 seconds before adding guac.