Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cilantro Chicken and Rice

I really wanted something with a cilantro sauce and lots of it.  So I dove into the fridge to figure out what I had.  I decided to create this meal that was quick and delicious!  I started with rice but added a handful of diced cilantro to add a little extra flavor to the rice.  I let it cook while I made the chicken topping. 
I pulled out two frozen chicken breasts and threw them in a sink full of warm water.  This defrosts them pretty quick without cooking the outer layer.  I also like them a little frozen when I cut them up because it seems to make the cutting go quicker.  I heated about a tsp of olive oil in a pan and cooked the chicken with the rest of the cilantro.
When the chicken was no longer pink but not yet browned I started to add the rest of the veggies.  I put in 
1 whole onion, chopped
2 tbs of butter

1 red pepper
1 green pepper
2 tbs of Balsalmic Vinegar
2 tbs of Honey
1 small bag of frozen broccoli crowns
I cooked on medium heat until broccoli was warm.  I then added 2 avocados, chunked and salted to taste..
I served this over the cilantro rice and yummy!
I had some left over mashed Yams that I served as a side dish .
My kids both had tow helpings and we didn't have left overs.  It was great.  Try it and let me know if you have any other suggestions to throw in there.

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