After a long day of working at the campground, standing on my feet for hours, I just want to go home and sit down. But, like most working women, I have to make dinner first. I learned this quick and easy chicken with salsa and rice dinner from my mother in law. I like to make it with chicken thighs, because we like the dark meat, but any pieces of chicken that you have will work. You can use any brand, any hotness, any style of salsa in this dish. Add some peppers and onions if you so desire. You are going to love this because it is so dang easy to make.
This dinner is so quick, easy, inexpensive and good–all the best reasons in the world to try it. I’m telling ya, it does not get any better than this Chicken with Salsa and Rice recipe.
Chicken with Salsa and Rice:
6 pieces of chicken, skin removed
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
1 jar of your favorite salsa
1 jar of water
1 cup of uncooked rice
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Salt and pepper the chicken pieces and brown them in the olive oil. Pour in the jar of salsa, the water, and the rice. Stir to distribute the rice in the pan. Cover and simmer until the rice is done, about 22 minutes.
I made this tonight with an Apple Salsa from a farm market in Pennsylvania. Side dishes were black beans and pear salad. How simple is that?