Monday, May 16, 2011

Jeff's Famous Chicken Salsa

On our "meet us" page, I state that Jeff's favorite dish to make is called Chicken Salsa, however we have never blogged about it! Today is the day. Fun fact about Jeff: he has worked at a take-out Chinese restaurant for 8 years. He started working in high school and occasionally works there now on weekends. Not only has he learned the entire menu in Chinese, but also how to make some of their amazing dishes. You see, this isn't any ordinary Chinese take-out place. They have a very good "health menu," and serve hundreds of body builders and athletes each day. Chicken Salsa is one of their healthy dishes and has become one of our favorites!

(Don't judge a book by it's cover! This may not look that appealing, but believe me, it is).

  • 1 lb Organic chicken tenders or breasts
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 1/2 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup salsa
-First, cut the chicken. Slice it thin and chop into pieces or keep thin "slivers."

-Next, cut the pepper and onion.

-Boil the chicken in water. This should take about 5-10 minutes depending on how thin or small the pieces are.

-Saute the vegetables and beans. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and cook on medium in a pan for about 5 minutes or until they are softened.

-Add the chicken and salsa sauce to the pan with the veggies in it and cook for a few minutes until mixed well! Add some water if you want the sauce to be a little "saucier." The salsa we bought this time was a little less watery and therefore the sauce wasn't too thick.

I have never made this dish-it is Jeff's go-to meal! And he is great at making it. He first made it for me when we were dating in college and still makes it every once in a while now. Maybe it was his amazing cooking talent that made me fall in love with him? ;)

His eyes were severely irritated shortly after this photo was taken due to the onion.

This dish comes together in only a few minutes and is super healthy! Sometimes we eat it on top of brown rice. I love this because it isn't your normal "meat and potatoes" dinner. It is something different that I promise you will love.

I'm off to work on a few headbands for my Etsy shop! I sold 2 more today and am now running low :) Time to make some more! The new season of Real Housewives of NJ is on at 9:00...yes, I waste an hour of my life every week watching this.


Danielle (elleinadspir) said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum! I will make this for sure!

Dishes of Mrs. Fish said... Best Blogger Tips

I love meals like this! I love them even more when my husband is making dinner! :)

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

So true! Yesterday I was sitting in the living room checking all my favorite blogs and it felt so weird that Jeff was in the kitchen cooking and I was just relaxing. It was a nice treat :)

GirlyGirlCooks said... Best Blogger Tips

So simple and looks absolutely delicious!

birdie to be said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum... This looks delicious!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

How long have you and Jeff been together, in years?

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

We've been married for one year and dated for almost 3 years before that :) So about 4 years total.

Patty said... Best Blogger Tips does look and sound good...and have you ever eaten it on a whole grain tortilla? Like a taco almost...and have you seen the recipe that uses chicken thighs and salsa in a slow cooker...the chicken shreds and is amazing and we use that in tacos, too...thanks for sharing...

Amy Anderson said... Best Blogger Tips

We make a version of this all the time. The salsa sort of loses its tartness when it cooks. It's really delicious!

Kelsey said... Best Blogger Tips

Just made it for dinner, I didn't have chicken so I used ground turkey-- still so delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!

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