Even if I am on a time crunch, I always like to prepare my meals to look good. Today, I made this crazy good looking dish and it looks so colorful that I could have fooled any picky eater to love it, smile!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Approximate Cost: $10.25 or $5.13 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
4 large chicken tenders ($3.75)
¼ c. Angie’s basting (.70)
2 tbsp. Angie’s dry seasoning (.35)
1 Fresh corn .30)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (.99)
2 Tomatoes (.66)
3 Jalapeno’s (1 seeded and chopped for the salsa) (2 to garnish) (.70)
1 Onion, chopped (.40)
5 Garlic, chopped (.20)
¼ c. cilantro, chopped (.20)
1 large lemon (to use ½ in the salsa and ½ in the black beans) (.45)
4 Corn tortillas (.30)
1 avocado, sliced in 2 halves ($1.25)
Directions for the Pico de Gallo (or salsa)
Prep. 1 jalapeno pepper, discard the stem, seeds, and chop small for the salsa.
Add to a med size bowl the chopped jalapeno, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and cilantro.
Season with basting oil, lemon juice and my dry seasoning.
Directions for the corn and black beans filling
Cook the corn until tender in salted water, remove from the stove and carefully remove the kernels from the husk, add to a bowl.
Drain and rinse the beans, add them to the bowl.
Wisk together the juice of 1 lemon, basting oil, salt-to-taste and pour over the black beans-corn bowls.
Directions for the chicken and Corn tortillas
Season the chicken tenders with 1 tbsp. basting oil and 1 tbsp. dry seasoning.
(COOK THE TENDERS AND TORTILLAS LAST). In a skillet over med-high, sear the tenders until golden brown.
Simultaneously, while the tenders cook, char the corn tortillas on an opened flame.
To plate, slice the avocado, place the tortillas on the side, use 4 small containers to serve the black beans-corn filling and the Pico de Gallo. Place the chicken tenders, jalapeno and boom, you are done.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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