We are in the 7th week of our kitchen remodel and our fingers are crossed that we have countertops and working appliances by Thanksgiving. There’s a 50/50 chance at this point and it all depends on if the countertop company can schedule us in time. I’m still holding hope.
If you ask anyone in our family what meal they miss most by not having a kitchen – its this one right here. The official name is salsa chicken but its also known as Hallie chicken and every time we pass the recipe along, it’s Hallie chicken. It’s easy. It’s healthy. And it’s a crowd pleaser. And I miss Hallie making it for us almost weekly. Hopefully we’ll have it in our oven again in no time!
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Often when I’m scrolling through Facebook, I save food recipe videos to view later. Most of the time I never go back and look at them, but I saved a salsa chicken recipe and several weeks later, I scrolled through my saved videos to find it. It looked like a simple, one pan dinner and I’m always looking for recipes for busy weeknight meals.
The first time I made it, we devoured it, although our kids complained it was pretty spicy. We cut back the spice just a bit and I taught Hallie how to make it. She’s the only one who makes it so naturally we renamed it Hallie Chicken. She’s made it for our family, family up in Utah, my parents in Idaho and we’ve delivered it to friends in our neighborhood. Hallie’s willing to make it for anyone!
SALSA CHICKEN RECIPE
- 1 cup rinsed uncooked basmati rice
- 15 oz can drained and rinsed black beans
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp oregano
- 16 oz jar salsa
- 1 cup chicken broth (or water and chicken bouillon)
- 3 chicken breasts ~1-1/2 lbs – each breast cut in half
- salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients except chicken in a 9×13 pan and stir. Depending on how spicy your salsa is, you’ll want to cut back the cayenne pepper. Place chicken breasts on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with tin foil and bake at 375 for 60 minutes. If desired, shred chicken and place back on top of rice, sprinkle with cheese. Eat with tortilla chips or in a tortilla.
This has lit a fire within Hallie and she’s ready to learn a new meal. She’s ready and willing to take on more dinner responsibilities and I’m happy to hand that over to her!
Does she deliver to Germany? ☺️ I love reading your blog and I hope you don’t mind me reading. We are currently building our house and I keep showing all your projects to my husband ?
I read this comment to her and her wheels started turning, “Mom, how can we ship it to Germany?”
That is so sweet. 🙂 I guess you would have to ship/fly her out in person 😉
I so enjoy your site and your recipes. Would you please consider adding a print option so we can enjoy your recipes a little more easily. Thank you.
I love this!!! I have been making it on a regular basis since you first posted about it. Hallie chicken is awesome!!
I’ll let Hallie know – she’ll be happy to hear others love her chicken just as much as our family!
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made it tonight, followed the directions to a t, and it was perfect! It will be in my regular rotation. Please share more recipes if you feel like it. Thanks again!
I love that you tried it and liked it as well. Like I said in the post – every time we make that meal for someone, they always want the recipe!