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One-Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice

I just made this really good, really easy back to school family dinner..We made enchiladas so many times during the pandemic that I thought this would be a great alternative. We all loved it just as much. I did add some black beans as well and it came out perfect and all in under 30 minutes. This is definitely worth a try. Bon Appetit!

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• 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

• 1/2 white onion, diced finely

• 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

• 1 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

• 2 cloves of garlic, minced• 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice

• 1 (10-ounce) can red enchilada sauce

• 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained

• 1 cup water

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican-blend cheese

• toppings: sour cream, tomatoes, diced avocado, cilantro (optional)


Step 1

In a large skillet or pot, sauté the onions in two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Once the onions soften, increase the heat to medium-high and add the chicken to the pan.

Brown the chicken pieces and add the garlic. Cook for about 1 more minute.

Push the chicken to one side of the pan and add an additional tablespoon of olive oil to the other side

Add the uncooked rice to the olive oil and saute it for a couple of minutes.

Add the enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, water, and cumin. Stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid.

Cover the pan. Cook the chicken and rice mixture, making sure to stir every once in a while, for about 15 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

Sprinkle cheese on top and cover the pan with a lid, letting it sit for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Serve, sprinkle with desired toppings, and enjoy!

5 Tips In Creating the Most Comfortable Living Environment For Your Family.

Many people spend a lot of time and money on their homes but don’t always consider how to make their homes the most comfortable place for them to live. This post will give you five tips on creating the most comfortable living environment for your family.

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1 Keep Your Home Neat and Tidy

When you are comfortable in your surroundings, it will let you relax and enjoy being at home. This may seem like a no-brainer, but many people don’t keep their homes clean or free of clutter because they feel too tired after work to do anything about the mess. Keeping your house tidy is an easy way to help make your home more comfortable. This will also give you far more peace of mind when you consider the amount of time you and your family will be spending at home.

2 Invest in Comfortable Furniture for Everyone

When you are comfortable, it will help you to relax and truly enjoy your time at home. This means that everyone should have a piece of furniture in the house where they can sit down comfortably and just be themselves without feeling like there is pressure on them to stand up straight or look perfect for other people. In addition, you should invest in family room furniture that is comfortable so the whole family can enjoy spending time together.

3 Keep Systems Up to Date and Maintained

When your systems in the house are up to date and maintained, you will feel much more comfortable at home. For example, if your air conditioner is old or broken, it can make the summer months uncomfortable when it’s hot outside. Consider air conditioning repair for a more comfortable temperature. In addition, keeping all of your appliances (and other systems) updated and well maintained helps keep everyone comfortable during different seasons.

4 Invest in Smart Home Technology

With the growing trend of innovative home technology, it’s easy to make your house a comfortable place for everyone. For example, using smart thermostats not only help keep your family comfortable with an adjustable temperature and save you money on energy costs. Other examples include sensors that turn lights off when no one is in a room and wifi-enabled appliances that can be controlled from anywhere (including outside the house).

5 Create a Comfy Patio for Family Time

There’s nothing like enjoying the fantastic weather from a comfortable place. If you don’t have one already, consider building or purchasing a patio for your home where everyone can enjoy spending time outside together in the summer months. This is an easy way to make your entire house more comfortable and create lasting memories with family and friends!

One final tip: Remember Your Garden! Nobody wants to come to work or relax at home after spending hours taking care of their yard and garden all day long – if there isn’t any grass or flowers, then what’s even the point? Also, investing time into making sure your outdoor space is clean and free from debris will help make your house a comfortable place to be.