Sunday, February 21, 2010

Salsa Chicken with Corn and Black Bean Salad

While watching an episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate....  Snack Attack on Food Network and seeing all the yummy snacks I got a craving for Mexican. They were showing Nachos that oozed with a creamy cheese sauce and chili and Taquitos with a Spicy Red Sauce. So I went to the kitchen to see what I had on hand, Chicken, salsa, corn and black beans was all I had so that's what it would be. I have made this salsa chicken many times it is a really simple meal that came together great with with the corn and black bean salad. 

Salsa Chicken

Items Needed:
Baking Dish 

Preheat oven
425 degrees

  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 jar salsa, I use Newman's Own Pineapple Salsa
  • 3 chicken breasts,skinless boneless
  • Cheddar Jack cheese, shredded 
  • Sour Cream, optional
  • Blue Corn Chips,optional
  • Lime juice 

  • Mix first four ingredients together more or less to taste
  • Pat dry chicken and season generously with the above mixture, place chicken in baking dish and spoon salsa over chicken enough to cover each piece
  •  Cook uncovered for 25-35 minutes then cover each piece with cheese turn oven to broil and cook an additional 2-4 minutes to melt cheese.
  • Serve with sour cream and crumbled chips and a squeeze of lime. 

    Corn and Black Bean Salad
    • 1 can black beans,drained and rinsed
    • 1 can corn, drained
    • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped **
    • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar, its what I had you can use red wine vinegar also 
    • 1 tbsp sugar, more to taste
    • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
    • 1 tsp chili powder, more to taste
    • 1/2 tsp pepper
    • 1 tbsp hot sauce, more to taste 
    • lime juice

    • Mix all ingredients together, adding more sugar, salt, chili powder and hot sauce to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour up to overnight. Finish off with a squeeze of lime juice.

    *** I soaked the red onion in cold water for about 30 minutes or so it takes away the bite and bitterness that raw red onion has. It really mellows the flavor out.

    1 comment:

    Simply Life said...

    oh that black bean salad looks soooo good!


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