Do you ever find yourself scrambling to make a quick and nutritious meal? It happens to me all the time, and this time, my friend Cristina was over with her girls. We were talking so much (or more likely I was talking so much!) that I forgot about preparing dinner. Papa was going to be home for dinner soon! Nothing like a deadline to get creative juices flowing.
So, as we all munched on the always-yummy food Cristina brought, I threw this together in 20 minutes and it was de-lish!
A few Tbsp coconut oil or similar
A pack of chicken thighs or breasts cubed
An onion, chopped
2 cups salsa (we buy Costco’s organic salsa but homemade fermented would be even better)
2-3 cups broccoli florets (I used fresh but frozen is even quicker)
1-2 cups already cooked rice–preferably in homemade bone broth
Fresh cilantro if you happen to have it
You could also top with sour cream and cheddar cheese of you eat dairy or Daiya if you don’t.
Heat oil and add onions and chicken. (If you’re like me and squeamish about touching raw chicken… Fry both sides of chicken then remove to cut into chunks. If you can cut clicked before frying, this will be an even quicker recipe). Return chunks back to pot
Add salsa, rice and broccoli, and simmer until chicken is cooked and broccoli is desired colour.
Told you it was easy.
Pro Tip: Do it in the crockpot.
Now please tell me if you’re family loved it as much as mine did.