Let’s face it, we all crave comfort foods in the middle of January. Those warm, yummy meals that help keep us warm and melt away the snow from our hearts and minds.
But sadly, comfort foods usually include a whole lot of ingredients that just aren’t good for us.
Let me tell you — it doesn’t have to be this way!
This is one recipe for example that can provide you with all the comfort and none of the extra pounds or feelings of guilt.
Plus, it’s likely one you have most of the ingredients for in your fridge and pantry already!
So warm up with this delicious Salsa Chicken recipe and save yourself and your waistline the stress later.
THE SIMPLE SALSA CHICKEN RECIPE THAT WILL WARM YOU UP AND KEEP YOU HEALTHY ALL COMFORT FOOD SEASON LONG
- 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tsp minced garlic
- 32 oz mild salsa
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 2-3 tsp cinnamon
- salt and pepper to taste
- brown rice
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high heat, then add garlic and saute.
- Add chicken thighs and brown about 5 minutes per side.
- Combine salsa, honey, and spices, and pour over chicken.
- Turn heat down to medium, cover, and simmer for about 35-40 minutes.
- Serve over brown rice and enjoy!
See? I told you it was simple! Just ten to fifteen minutes of prep work, then you can focus your attention on something else on your to-do list while it cooks.
TIPS & SUGGESTIONS
My recommendation is to purchase microwavable brown rice pouches instead of cooking your own on the stove to save you time and dishes to do! Trader Joe’s has a great frozen, organic brown rice option that cooks in just 3 minutes.
This dish also makes great leftovers when reheated and is something the whole family will love!
If you like things a little spicier, opt for a higher spice level salsa!
Already have all the ingredients? Give this one a try tonight!