Sunday, November 11, 2012

Power Chicken

Today's food prep was flawless! The timing was right on and everything went very smoothly. I was in and out in 2 hours today, although I did prep the brown bread yesterday while I was home with the kids.  They love helping out in the kitchen and I'm happy to allow them to oblige!

One of the meals I prepped today was Power Chicken. I've talked about Power Chicken before as it's a staple meal in our house.  The kids LOVE it! Power Chicken is a complete meal in that it has a healthy dose of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, veggies and plenty of YUM! It's very filling and versatile. Sometimes we have this for lunch, other times it's for dinner! I also just use what I have. Sometimes it's green peppers, other times it's yellow or red.  I didn't have zucchini today so I used celery instead. Just use what you have available to you.  

Many thanks to my coach, mentor and friend, Corinne (& PNP) for this one! I've been making this for years and it never gets old. Also, a big shout-out to Doorganics and Earthkeeper Farm for the broccoli and carrots! These went a LONG way today. Later this week I'll also be sharing a Black Bean & Rice Soup, as well as an Easy Broccoli Pasta dish for the kids!

Power Chicken 

Ingredients
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts  
  • 2.5 cups Brown Rice
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1⁄2 cup red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup red or yellow peppers 
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini, chopped

Directions

Heat olive oil, diced red onion, and minced garlic over med-high heat. Add chicken breast and pan-sear. I like to dice my chicken into chunks.
Cook brown rice with water or chicken-broth for added amino acids.
Heat black beans.
Add chopped veggies to chicken. Let veggies soften and absorb flavors from the chicken. Add black beans and cover with brown rice. Mix together over high heat and package for leftovers all week.

Prepped, portioned and ready to eat!
Number of Servings: 6 

ENJOY!

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