Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Chicken Bowl

I have been obsessed with the Chicken Cantina Bowl from Taco Bell.  The ingredients are easy enough so I decided to make my own version!

Here are the ingredients I used-enough for 4 salads:

2 cups rice
1 can black beans drained but not rinsed
1 bag of lettuce
Spice - chipotle or another Mexican blend
2 chicken breast, grilled and sliced
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 small can corn, drained
1/2 cup pico
Salsa ranch dressing

Options:  Sour cream and Guacamole

To begin, make the rice and let it cool completely.  Sprinkle the chipotle rub on the chicken.  If you do not have a blended spice like this you can make your own:  salt, pepper, garlic salt, onion powder, chili powder, cumin.  Cook the chicken breast and let it rest while you assemble the salad.

To assemble the salad, put the rice on the bottom of the bowl, and cover with beans and corn.

Add a handful of lettuce, cheese, pico and sliced chicken.  Top with salsa ranch dressing and guacamole or sour cream if you like!

This dish is very versatile.  You can grill a steak and make a steak bowl.  You can make this with taco meat. You can add crumbled taco chips for a little crunch.  Add the ingredients that you like - the possibilities are endless!


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