These Easy Southwestern Chicken and Rice Foil Packets turned out amazing even thought I felt half asleep during assembly. That’s how easy they are. Question: at what age can kids soothe themselves back to sleep after a bad dream? It’s only Wednesday, and we’ve had one kid enter our bed at the wee hours of the night both Monday and Tuesday. It’s even more frustrating when you can’t fall back asleep, while they snore away. Sleepless in St. Louis. Needless to say, I needed something I could make in a major state of fatigue.
Short-Cut Ingredients: Southwestern Chicken and Rice Foil Packets
I’d say this recipe has 3 short-cuts:
Microwavable Pre-Cooked Steamed Brown Rice
I love the taste and ability to pull one packet out at a time with this rice. Trader Joe’s has a version, as well as Uncle Ben.
Salsa has it all: chopped vegetables, spices, and hint of sweet and spicy. It transforms this dish without having to add a ton of spices (while that would be nice). I love Jack’s salsa, not only because it has my son’s name, but because of the fresh “pico” style of the salsa.
The best part about this recipe is the clean-up. You’ll have to wash a cutting board, but no pots or pans are needed.
Basically, this Easy Southwestern Chicken and Rice Foil Packet is so straightforward, you can do it half-asleep!Print