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Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheesy Chicken with Black Beans and Rice

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheesy Chicken with Salsa Beans and Rice - This quick and easy weeknight meal is made in a skillet on the stovetop. One pot meal. Healthy with modifications for low carb and keto and paleo.

This recipe was inspired by the Cheesy Chicken Monterrey that I shared two weeks ago.

That recipe was part of a program sponsored by Knorr Recipe Sides. The idea was to create a full meal around one of their pasta and rice side dishes. It worked really well, and the result was a flavorful, quick and easy meal.

Unfortunately, I couldn't eat the finished dish because Knorr Recipe Sides are pasta and rice mixed together. Good for flavor, bad for gluten-free diners.

The recipe is so easy that making it gluten-free was really simple. Joe doubled the ingredients for the salsa mixture, combining half of it with rice and the other half with the Knorr Sides. He and the kids ate the Knorr version – and loved it.

I alone ate the gluten-free rice-only version, and I loved it, too.

I'm not a huge fan of reheated chicken (is that weird?), but I ate my salsa beans and rice for lunch three days in a row after our initial cheesy chicken dinner. I really liked it. 

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Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheesy Chicken with Salsa Beans and Rice
Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheesy Chicken with Salsa Beans and Rice
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Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheesy Chicken with Salsa Beans and Rice
Instructions
  1. Prepare rice according to package directions, substituting chicken broth for water. Stir in corn, beans, green chilies, and salsa.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken, stirring frequently, until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 4 minutes.
  3. To serve, arrange rice mixture on plate. Top with chicken and cheese.
Recipe Notes

Leave the rice out for a low carb, bariatric-friendly version of this meal.

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This chicken dish is sweet and spicy and pretty awesome. I bet you're going to love it, too!

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2 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheesy Chicken with Black Beans and Rice”

  1. Can I use any other rice instead of basmati? I have kanai rice with good flavor. Am gonna try this recipe tonight.

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