Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Frugal Kitchen: Chicken and Yellow Rice

I needed to make a quick meal last night with the ingredients I had on hand.  In the fridge I had a package of chicken thighs and in the cupboard a package of Vigo yellow rice.  Yep, time for chicken and yellow rice, one of DD's favorite meals.


1 pkg. chicken thighs
1 pkg. yellow rice
1/4 piece of garlic clove
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
red pepper flakes to taste
salt to taste

Poach the chicken:  Place chicken in salted water and bring to a boil.  Then cover pot with lid, turn off heat and leave for an hour.  Remove chicken from pot and allow to cool.  When cool remove skin and tear chicken into pieces.  Dispose of skin and bones.  Reserve broth for another recipe.

Make Mojo sauce:  In a food processor add garlic, lime juice, olive oil, salt and red pepper.  Process until you get a smooth consistency.

Rice:  Follow package directions.  Add a small can of peas for the last five minutes of cooking.

Mix the Mojo sauce with the chicken, toss to coat.  Serve rice with chicken on top or mixed in.  I like to buy some frozen fried plantains and refry them to serve with this dish.

Enjoy!  I be having the leftovers for lunch today.

God bless,

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