Easy One Pot Chicken Dinner

If you are looking for a quick and easy chicken dinner here’s a good one for you. I made it up a few days ago with items I found in the cupboard. It turned out really good and my hubby even took the leftovers for lunch the next day. Fair warning, I still cook like my house is full of people so this makes quite a lot. You might want to half it, or just enjoy the leftovers. 🙂

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You will need:

5 – 6 chicken breast halves (I used one of those bags of frozen chicken from Coborns.)
1/8 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
14 oz. chicken broth
1/2 chopped onion
1 cup chopped sweet peppers
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 heaping Tblsp. cumin
3 pkgs. quinoa and brown rice (Or you can use about 3 cups instant rice.)

Heat oil in a dutch oven or a deep skillet. Add the chicken, sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Turn the chicken over and cook for 5 more minutes. Take the chicken out and place it on a plate to rest.3d33f7463c791ac8224c23b2d102a1fa

Stir the onion and sweet peppers into the remaining oil in the pot. Cook for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, black beans, broth and spices. Let it simmer about 5 minutes.

Stir in the quinoa and brown rice, (or instant rice). Slice the chicken and add this to the rice mixture. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the chicken and rice are totally done.

Goes great with a green salad. Enjoy!

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