Monday, August 5, 2019

For those living in Belize.....Best Ever Chicken Rice Bowl Recipe!

Have you ever made something and when you went to eat it, you felt like it was JUST right?? I made this (spectacular) chicken bowl last week and not only was it super easy (several things are made beforehand) but when I ate it I thought, this is magic and I have to write it down or I'll lose it. Note that you can make this low carb by omitting the beans and rice and putting it over lettuce. Belize has fantastic, made-from-scratch food, but bowls are not something easily found here. Bowls are super popular in the US, and this will remind you of US take out style if you are missing a little taste of home.

From the bottom of the bowl on up...

---White rice - add cilantro, and lime with salt for extra taste or make a packet of yellow rice, easily found at the grocery stores here, both work well. (if you want to be super fast, you can buy one of the pre-made packets of rice that you pop in the microwave for 90 seconds)
---Black beans - canned are fine
---Crockpot taco shredded chicken (throw this in the crockpot in the morning) - 2 packages of chicken breasts, 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes, 1 packet taco seasoning, 1/2 jar canned salsa (I added extra spice - chili powder, garlic and onion powder, salt, pepper, & smoked paprika - not necessary). Put on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours, shred chicken with a fork when it is super tender.
---Shredded Cheese 
---Blender Salsa and Homemade Belizean Onions - I keep these two items in my fridge at all times - and I highly recommend you do this too as these two thing make EVERYTHING taste better. I make these about once a week or so and keep them in glass jars in the fridge.
---Sour Cream
---Green Onion (chopped obviously)

Other things I have used in the past when making this are sauteed green peppers and onions or guacamole, but I didn't have those this time, and it turned out perfect without these two extra steps/flavors. By using a can of beans, the pre-made rice, and having the salsa and onions already in your fridge you can literally make this in minutes, even the crockpot step just takes a minute.

Enjoy!! :)
While I didn't get a picture of this bowl, here is another very close random bowl I had a picture of, but I assume we all know what the bowl will look like :):)
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1 comment:

  1. Sounds great, can't wait to eat some. I am coming down for an extended stay and if it works our moving down so waiting to taste the food of Belize. If I could have some one write to me I would love it I like to make friends my email is