This recipe is adapted from a recipe my sister shared with me. I changed it a little to make it easier to eat and added toppings we enjoy with mexican food. A delicious and healthy meal, and so easy to make!
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1/3 cup thick and chunky salsa
chopped fresh cilantro (if desired, I leave this out)
red chili slices (if desired, I also leave this out)
Toppings of your choice:
lime wedges to squeeze juice over your plated meal
guacamole or sliced avocado
extra salsa (we like corn and black bean salsa)
tortilla chips as a side
1. Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes. Mix chili powder, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle chili powder mixture over chicken and stir to make sure all of the chicken is seasoned.
2. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat (I actually use a wok shaped skillet). Cook chicken in oil stirring occasionally until juice is no longer pink when thickest pieces are cut.
3. Stir in beans, corn, and salsa. Heat to boiling; reducing heat. Cover and simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are hot. Sprinkle with cilantro and chili slices if desired.
4. Plate meal and top with your favorite toppings.
Several years ago I made this cute hen Easter basket from a milk jug. It is such a cute Easter decoration or even a basket for a child. I store it in a plastic bag all year so it doesn't collect dust and then bring it out each spring.
It's really not too hard to make, but punching holes around the edges does take some effort and time.
Recycled Milk Jug Hen Easter Basket
You can make an adorable Hen Easter Basket out of a recycled milk jug.
You will need:
Clean milk jug
Single hole punch
Small piece of felt
Wiggly eyes or sharpie marker
1. Trace the outline of the shape of the hen basket on the milk carton. Shape it so that the handle becomes the hen’s face and the top of the jug becomes a bonnet.
2. Cut out the shape then use the hole punch to cut holes around the edge of the hen basket.
3. Glue the bonnet onto the top of the handle. Cut a slit into the handle and push a small diamond of felt into the slit to form the beak. Glue wiggly eyes onto the handle or draw eyes with a sharpie marker.
4. Lace ribbon through the holes in the edges of the basket to give it a smooth finished edge. Your children can actually do the lacing. Smaller children might need some help. Make curls with the curling ribbon to decorate the bonnet and tail.
You can save your hen basket and reuse it year after year by storing it in a plastic bag. Mine is several years old and has made many appearances at Easter.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned work at home Mom blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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