Let’s start the new year off right!! With something health(ier) and delicious!
It’s probably more of a summer meal, but it looked too good not to try. This recipe is packed with flavor!
Start with the rice! Boil a large pan of water, add the rice and simmer for 15 minutes until the rice is tender. Or if you have a rice cooker, use that! I used a cup of rice.
We used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and drizzled olive oil and then sprinkled our own cajun seasonings on top. I made my own because I didn’t have any and it was easy- salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme and red pepper flakes.
Next, chop your vegetables. Slice a red and green pepper and a yellow onion.
Your chicken and peppers and onions will all go on the grill/ griddle to cook. You can use a skillet on the oven, too. Cook the chicken turning once, until the chicken is charred and no longer pink in the middle. Place on a chopping board to rest whilst you cook the vegetables.
Take your cooked rice and drain. Fluff it up with a fork and stir in the coriander and lime juice and zest.
Add rice between two bowls. Cut the chicken breasts into slices and place on top of the rice. Add the char-grilled peppers and onion and top with the chopped avocado!
Easy and juicy and delicious!
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 1.5 tbsp Cajun seasoning- salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme and red pepper flakes. I just mixed equal amounts into a small bowl.
- 2 skinless chicken breasts
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil
- ½ red bell pepper sliced
- ½ yellow bell pepper sliced
- ½ green bell pepper sliced
- 1 small onion peeled and sliced
- 1 small bunch coriander (cilantro), roughly torn
- 1 lime, juice and zest
- 1 avocado chopped