School is in full swing now and nights have begin to get crazy. Back-to-school nights, meet the teachers, orientation, all of these things are making their way towards us and interrupting our calm sweet summer night schedule. That means dinner is no longer a long slow fun event. It is a sprint. No more marathon dinners for us. It is back to the quick and easy for the next few months. Soon it will get worse with after-school activities, sports, practice, work meetings, and school meetings will make our nights even more hectic, then of course the holidays pop up too. I know, your begging me to stop adding to your to-do list. I don’t mean to scare you, but we all know the routine. Fall means busy, and busy means dinner sometimes gets left behind. But we don’t want you rushing off to grab some pizza or fast food just yet. We found a great recipe that everyone will love and won’t take long to make.
This great Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake is perfect for busy nights. It can be tossed together the night before the morning before, or even really quickly at night. This great recipe came from howsweeteats.com a fabulous little goody blog run by Jessica. Jessica knows how hard it is to please everyone, and quickly. But this recipe has some pretty great thumbs up, even from her 3 year old. So fear not moms and dads. This one should please the family.
Cheesy Chicken and a Rice Bake
What You Will Need:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and shredded
4 cups cooked brown rice
3/4 cup frozen corn
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup plain greek yogurt (you can use sour cream)
1 4 ounce can green chilis
1/2 cup chunky salsa
1 cup grated cheddar & monterey jack cheese (low-fat cheese works too!) + more for topping if desired
cilantro for garnish
Now all you have to do is he ad on over to howsweeteats.com for the full recipe. The dish is sure to please with all the yummy cheese. Don’t forget to check out some of Jessica’s other great recipes while you are there, you won’t be disappointed!