I’m certain we all have things we keep in our kitchens as “go-to” meals for those times we don’t feel like thinking of what to cook. Most of these items are probably 15-minute fixes and probably include ground beef or boneless, skinless chicken breasts – well, at least mine do.
The meal that tops my list is chicken and rice, and it is as simple as sautéing some chicken and boiling water. Since I was a kid, my mom has used Knorr Rice Sides Chicken flavored rice. It is similar to Rice-a-Roni, but easier to make, and I like the taste much better. Granted, it is not good for you by any stretch of the imagination, but it makes your life easier.
I usually buy a pack of boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders and cut them up into bite-sized pieces. I sprinkle them with cajun seasoning and pepper, and toss them in a sauté pan with some olive oil and cook until they are no longer able to get me sick. (i.e. 165 degrees)
I cook the rice according to the directions on the package. Once it is done, I scoop it into a bowl, throw some chicken on top and I have dinner in less than 15 minutes.
You can use this rice for almost anything from this dish to Mexican food. It is especially great on those nights when you work late, but don’t want to go out or get fast food.
What are some of the things you have in your kitchen as “go-to meals”?