I love recipes that cover all the nutritional bases in one pot. Sometimes I serve this as a filling for burritos, which I plate on a bed of shredded lettuce with sour cream and guacamole or avocado on the side. —betteirene
corn or other vegetable oil
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves cut into bite-size pieces
small yellow onion, diced
fresh jalapeno pepper (optional), seeded and deveined (if desired) and chopped while wearing disposable latex gloves
long grain white rice
Roma tomatoes, peeled and diced, or 1 can (14-15 oz.) diced tomatoes
chicken stock or 4 tsp. chicken boullion dissolved in 4 cups water
fresh or frozen corn kernels
can (15 oz.) dark red kidney or black beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper, to taste
shredded Monterey jack or chihuahua cheese, or queso fresco
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Add chicken, onion, jalapeno and rice. Cook, stirring frequently, until rice turns milky white and chicken is halfway cooked.
Turn heat down to medium-high. Stir in chili powder, cumin, tomatoes, stock, corn and beans. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes, cover, turn off the heat and let stand for 10 more minutes. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed.
To serve, divide equally among four soup bowls or pasta plates. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions and cilantro with warm tortillas on the side.