This week with so many school activities and work meetings going on, dinner around our house needs to stay simple and easy to prepare. When I was planning our menu this week, I had to take all of that into consideration. Luckily I had a few things ready to go and already prepared in the freezer. (See all our FREEZER cooking tips HERE).
I had to make a few quick & easy meals to fill in for the ones I didn’t want to use from the freezer. That’s where these awesome Knorr Sides come in. I’m a big fan of quick and easy if you can’t tell already, so this one was right up my alley. Quick & Easy Mexican Rice with Chicken is a satisfying and hearty weeknight meal for all. Paired with classic cornbread from Jiffy you can have this ready in less than 20 minutes.
What you will need:
2 chicken breasts (cooked and cubed)
1 package Knorr Taco Rice Side dish
1 10 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
Toppings (optional): Cheddar cheese, sour cream, sriracha
Prepare the rice according to the package directions. 10 minutes is all it takes!
Add the cubed chicken and tomatoes. Heat through 3 – 4 minutes.
Serve with your favorite taco toppings and Jiffy Cornbread muffins. Makes 5 1 cup servings.
Here’s a quick close up of my dinner plate ! Mmmmm Mmmm Perfect!
- 2 chicken breasts (cooked and cubed)
- 1 package Knorr Taco Rice Side dish
- 1 10 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
- Toppings (optional): Cheddar cheese, sour cream, sriracha
- Prepare the rice according to the package directions.
- Add the cubed chicken and tomatoes. Heat through 3 – 4 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite taco toppings and Jiffy Cornbread muffins. Makes 5 1 cup servings.
Knorr sides come in so many different flavorful varieties. You could incorporate chicken or beef to so many of the sides to make a complete meal. A little crusty bread and a side salad and you are ready to go. Find them in all major grocery stores at a very reasonable price (usually $1 to $1.50 per package.)
This complete meal costs less than $10 including our toppings! Now that is the kind of meal that my budget loves.
Do you have a favorite quick & easy meal that you turn to on a busy weeknight?
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4 thoughts on “Easy Mexican Rice with chicken – Weeknight Meal”
Now this looks like something the hubby will like. He loves rice so this is a must make! Thanks Heather, I love getting ideas from you. They are always easy and yummy!
We are big fans of rice too. Even the picky teens. I hope he enjoys it.
Thank you for the great idea to look at Knorr as I forgot about them and always liked Knorr, plus what you made is ingenious and looks more than yummy.
And it tastes good too! You can add meat or veggies to a lot of their sides to make a full satisfying meal.