In lieu of Cinco De Mayo coming up, I thought it would be fitting to share a quick and healthy meal to help you celebrate. My inspiration came from Chipotle which, I had for the first time a few weeks ago. Instead of going to Chipotle for them to make it, I thought I would try making it myself!
5 raw chicken strips
1 cup rice
¼ cup lettuce
¼ boiled broccoli
2 tbsp salsa
This recipe is by no means a professional recipe. I just threw everything together but, it turned out very good! The most expensive item was the chicken because I got a big package of it for $7. However, I thought this was still a good price as there are many things to make with chicken. The rice and salsa were also bigger packages, but again, some recipes call for these ingredients. Have your ingredients? Let’s start cooking!
- Cook the chicken. I bought chicken already cut into strips. So, I just stole some of my roommate’s seasoning salt and threw them in my air fryer. If you don’t have an air fryer, there are many other ways to cook chicken, such as on the stove, a grill, or even the oven. If you do have an air fryer, I put them in for 10 minutes @ 370. I flipped halfway through.
- Make the rice. I got a basic box of minute rice at Walmart. The water to rice ratio I used is 1:1. In a microwave-safe bowl, I put the rice and water into the microwave for 6 minutes. When it was done, I let the bowl sit for 5 minutes to allow the rice to soak up more water.
- Boil the broccoli. This step is more simple. All you have to do is throw some frozen or fresh broccoli into a pot of boiling water. Drain the water out once the broccoli is at the softness you prefer. It took my broccoli about 5 minutes to get soft.
- Cut up the chicken. After the chicken is done, cut it up into chunks.
- Putting it all together. In a bowl, pour some of the rice, chicken, and broccoli. I set a little bit of shredded lettuce into mine and topped it off with mild salsa. The salsa helps make it less dry and sticky.
The reason why I love this so much is that it took less than 15 minutes to make it and it was so good! This recipe is also very flexible, so you could add beans or peppers to make it just how you want! What do you think you will put in yours?