The other night, I had the Fireman take some chicken out of the freezer to defrost while I was driving home from Manchester, and on the way, I was mentally flipping through my recipe rolodex. I’d done salsa chicken, hawaiian chicken, baked chicken, chicken enchiladas, chicken soup, grilled chicken, chicken salad…I think you get the point. Anyways, I got home with some semblance of an idea of what to do.
First I chopped up some onions and garlic and sauteed them in an iron skillet. A few minutes into it, I added a can of green chiles and let it all cook on low for a while. I sliced up the chicken breasts and pan cooked them until they were browned on either side. When it was all done, I chopped the chicken up, mixed it with the chiles and onions and a can of Trader Joe’s Cuban Style Black Beans. That got dumped into a pan, covered with some enchilada sauce and baked for about 10 minutes at around 400 degrees. While I was multitasking (like a champ, I might add), I was also cooking rice in the rice cooker and making tortillas. I tossed shredded cheese on top of the chicken until it was melted…and voila! Mexican Chicken Throw Together!!