Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fiesta in a Pocket (Salsa topped chicken)

Are you ready for a new idea to "jazz up" your chicken breasts?  Here is a great way to accomplish that tonight!  This is a simple, colorful, fun, and yummy way to enjoy dinner.

Fiesta in a Pocket
4-6 chicken breasts
aluminum foil
Corn & Black Bean Salsa
shredded cheddar cheese

Tear aluminum foil in individual sheets for each piece of chicken.  (Almost double for each piece.)  Lay chicken breast on the middle of the foil sheets.  Spoon desired amount of Corn & Black Bean Salsa over each piece of chicken.  Fold aluminum foil up and around chicken.  Place on a cookie sheet (also lined with foil - for easy clean up) and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until center juices run clear.  When chicken is fully cooked, carefully open "pockets" and sprinkle cheddar cheese on each one.  Return to oven and cook until cheese is melted.  Enjoy!

Beautiful and delicious when served with yellow rice!  (Or arroz con pollo)

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

I've been mixing salsa this way for several years now.  It is an easy way to make your salsa go further, cut the heat, and get in your veggies! 

Corn & Black Bean Salsa
1 jar of salsa (your choice)
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can whole kernel corn (drained)

Mix these three ingredients together and POW... you have a new, exciting salsa!