Slice of…Chicken Burrito Bowls

We had lots of fun with our friends Caleb and Maya for dinner this week. Sharing a meal with friends is one of our very favorite things to do. I made burrito bowls and we enjoyed them with salad, chips and guac, and beer.

The key to a good burrito bowl, in my opinion, is good chicken. I marinated my chicken in lime juice for about an hour and then rubbed it with spices before cooking. I had bowls with the toppings of: of sautéed peppers and onions, pico de gallo (that I bought from Lowe’s foods), black beans (see recipe below), and cheese. We put everything over Spanish rice. I think it was a hit!

Henry had green beans. Things got messy 🙂

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Here are my recipes for the chicken and the black beans:

Burrito Bowl Chicken

Ingredients:

Chicken Breasts

Limes

2 Tbsp Chili Powder

1 Tbsp Garlic Salt

1 Tbsp Cumin

Dash Crushed Red Pepper (or more if you want to add a bit more heat to the chicken)

Directions:

  1. Marinate Chicken in limejuice for about an hour.
  2. Cut chicken into strips. You can use whole chicken breasts if you want to cook on the grill (this chicken is deeeelicious on the grill!)
  3. Combine spices and cover chicken.
  4. Sautee over medium heat in skillet until cooked (about 8-10 minutes).
  5. Enjoy!

 

Easy Black Beans

Ingredients:

15 ounce can Black Beans (undrained)

1 onion, diced

1 clove garlic

Dash Crushed Red Pepper

 Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes (or until onion is cooked).
  3. Enjoy!

 

We are headed out of town today for a week of relaxing and together-ness at the beach. I can’t wait!

This guy will officially be 5 months this week! I can’t believe it!

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Slice (or scoop) of…Poppyseed Chicken

Great news! The groundhog did not see his shadow yesterday! So, it looks like Spring indeed is on it’s way-hooray!

Poppyseed chicken is one of my all time favorite recipes! It is so easy to make. I often serve it with quinoa or brown rice and a green veggie or salad. We had it for dinner last night and I was too ravenous to remember forgot to take a picture-oops!

Poppyseed Chicken

Ingredients:

3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

1 can cream of chicken (I use 98% fat free)

3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 sleeve whole wheat ritz crackers, crushed into small pieces

1 tablespoon poppyseeds

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 350, then:

  1. Combine chicken, cream of chicken, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, Worcestershire, and garlic; place in a casserole dish.
  2. Melt butter and combine with crushed ritz crackers and poppyseeds. Pour evenly on top of chicken mixture.
  3. Cook until bubbly, about 25 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Our day yesterday was not only filled with yummy food, but also lots of fun activities. Henry and I attended our first Kindermusik class– we both loved it! We finally made it to the grocery. We got coffee with friends. And we made it to nursery playgroup at church. It was a busy day. Henry was such a trooper! Our bedtime story was Goodnight Moon. We love this book!

Uncle Hugh, the birthday boy, gave Henry this great bedtime story for Christmas. Happy Birthday Hugh! We all love you very much and are so thankful for you!

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