Southwestern Hen – GypsyPlate

Here is a simple rooster breast recipe that has a little bit Tex-Mex theme to it. This Southwest Hen is your go-to fast rooster recipe for busy weeknights.

Hen breast is baked with scrumptious Mexican staples like taco seasoning, corn, black beans and salsa or Pico de Gallo.

Do not cease there, soften some cheese in all places and you will find yourself with a scrumptious baked rooster meal.

The flavors of the Southwest of the US-Mexico border are fairly daring and attractive. We actually loved creating Cowboy Caviar, Chile Verde, and Surf and Turf Nachos, which all had robust Southwestern taste influences.

Right now’s Southwestern Hen is loaded with sizzling, candy, and spicy flavors in each chew.

  1. It is made with fundamental, simple pantry elements and has a fast prep time, making it very best for busy weeknights.
  2. You possibly can serve it in several methods. Maintain it carb-free and serve it with salad, or make it a Mexican dinner with cilantro lime rice or Spanish rice.
  3. Leftovers are nice in burritos. Simply slice the rooster and cargo the burrito with all of the elements and your favourite garnishes.
  4. In the event you’re in search of a low calorie rooster recipe, this can be a nice contender.
This Southwest Chicken is an easy and crowd-pleasing weeknight dinner, bursting with great Tex-Mex flavors.
  • Hen breasts – We’ll be utilizing rooster breasts tonight, however this recipe will work simply as effectively with boneless, skinless rooster thighs or rooster tenders.
  • Taco Seasoning – You should utilize store-bought taco seasoning, however we won’t get sufficient of our Fast Home made Taco Seasoning, which you’ll combine up in a couple of minutes together with your common pantry staples.
  • Salsa or Pico de Gallo – Each will work for this recipe. You can also make contemporary Pico de Gallo in just some minutes together with your chopping board. For a shortcut, you need to use store-bought sauce. Attempt to decide on a more energizing pre-made sauce out of your grocery store.
  • Mexican staples – Corn (contemporary, frozen, or canned), black beans, avocado, and tomato.
  • shredded cheddar cheese Or you need to use your favourite shredded cheese mix like Tex-Mex, Monterey Jack, and even Mozzarella.
  • Olive oil – Or another impartial cooking oil like avocado or canola oil.
  • C.ilantro and lime – To brighten.

1. Bake the rooster: Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat the rooster breasts with olive oil, taco seasoning, and salt, and bake for Quarter-hour.

2. Prime with elements: Take away rooster from oven and prime with salsa or pico de gallo, black beans, corn, and cheddar cheese.

added toppings on top of chicken

Bake one other 10-Quarter-hour, till the cheese is melted and the inner temperature of the rooster reaches 165°F.

chicken after baking with toppings

3. Serve with extra garnish: Take away the rooster to a serving plate. Prime with diced tomatoes and avocado. Garnish it with cilantro. Serve instantly with cilantro lime rice and lime wedges.

This Southwest Chicken is an easy and crowd-pleasing weeknight dinner, bursting with great Tex-Mex flavors.
  • It combines completely with our Arroz con Cilantro y Lime.
  • You can also make a fast salad and hold it carb free.
  • Serve with stir-fried greens like zucchini or inexperienced beans for a veggie increase.
  • Potato wedges or corn salsa make nice extra accompaniments.

You possibly can retailer leftover rooster within the fridge for as much as 3-4 days. We advise you retailer the contemporary elements (tomatoes, cilantro, and avocado) individually so you possibly can reheat the rooster with the cheese, corn, and black beans on prime.

You possibly can freeze rooster (minus contemporary elements) for as much as 3 months in an hermetic glass container or ziploc freezer bag. Thaw within the fridge in a single day.

Simply reheat it within the microwave till heated via.

This Southwest Chicken is an easy and crowd-pleasing weeknight dinner, bursting with great Tex-Mex flavors.

There you go. Attempt these Tex-Mex flavors tonight with this simple rooster recipe. It has spicy and daring flavors, all topped off with the honeyed, tacky deliciousness that everybody loves.

This can be a nice Southwestern recipe that’s loved by the entire household, youngsters and everybody. Tell us, what did you pair your Southwestern Hen with?

southwestern chicken on the Gypsy Plate

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Elements

  • 4 rooster breasts, pounded a bit so they’re flat

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1.5 tablespoons taco seasoning (see word 1)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup salsa or pico de gallo (see word 2)

  • 1/2 cup corn

  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • chopped coriander to embellish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat rooster breasts with olive oil, taco seasoning, and salt. Take it to the oven for Quarter-hour.
  2. Take away rooster from oven and prime with salsa or pico de gallo, black beans, corn, and cheddar cheese. Bake for one more 10-Quarter-hour, till the cheese is melted and the inner temperature of the rooster reaches 165°F.
  3. Take away the rooster breasts to a serving plate. Prime with diced tomato and avocado. Garnish with cilantro. Serve instantly with cilantro lime rice and lime wedges.

    notes

    1. We have now an important home made taco seasoning recipe. Simply click on Taco Seasoning.
    2. Our home made Pico de Gallo is fast, contemporary and straightforward.

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