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Southwestern Chicken Bowl

Southwestern Chicken Bowl - black beans, cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, jicama...all generously doused in a creamy lime avocado sauce.Introducing our Southwestern Chicken Bowl. Not sure exactly where it came from, but it’s definitely here to stay.

I love trying different types of food from around the world. Mexican, Thai, Indian, Mediterranean…

But one of my latest favorites is Southwestern.

I started to notice a theme of my eyes gravitating to the “Southwestern” options on the menu. Southwestern chicken, Southwestern salad, Southwestern tacos… I was finding that I really loved the flavors that encompass Southwestern cuisine.

But then I had a realization…

I had no idea what or where “Southwestern” food represented. What “Southwestern” are we talking about? So I did a little research, and found The Kitchns definition, which I really liked:

“Take a good helping of South American and Mexican cuisines and add in a splash of old-world Spanish ingredients. Blend with a healthy dose of Native American fare and sprinkle on some frontier trail food. Now give it all a good stir, and that’s the Southwest.”

So basically, no one really knows. 😉
Southwestern Chicken Bowl - black beans, cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, jicama...all generously doused in a creamy lime avocado sauce.But regardless of where it originated, Southwestern food can be summed up by this Southwestern Chicken Bowl. Black beans, cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, jicama…all generously doused in a creamy lime avocado sauce.

Southwestern Chicken Bowl - black beans, cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, jicama...all generously doused in a creamy lime avocado sauce.Yup, sign me up please.

Southwestern Chicken Bowl

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Ingredients

    Chicken
  • 1 1/2-2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly ground pepper
  • Bowl
  • 2 cups cooked brown or white rice or quinoa
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 avocados
  • 1 cup sliced jicama
  • 1 red or yellow pepper
  • Raw corn cut from one ear
  • Cilantro
  • Creamy Lime Avocado Sauce
  • 1 small avocado (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 (packed) cup cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Juice and zest from 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

    Chicken
  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Thoroughly drain chicken. Toss with evoo in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add garlic salt and pepper. Stir to coat chicken.
  4. Grill chicken over medium heat, about 4 minutes per side, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  5. *If you want your peppers grilled, put them on with the chicken and grill until tender.
  6. Creamy Lime Avocado Sauce
  7. Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  8. Bowl
  9. Put rice in bowl and add all other ingredients on top. Drizzle with sauce.
https://www.kiwiandcarrot.com/southwestern-chicken-bowl/

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