Lazy Recipe: Fiesta Chicken

I’m super busy this week, so I made a huge recipe this weekend so I’d have leftovers. It only took like half an hour even though my chicken was still sorta frozen. I got the recipe from my mom, and I’m not sure where she got it, but here it is for your lazy cooking pleasure:

1 package of yellow rice
6 chicken breasts
2 cans of Rotel tomatoes (original if you want it spicy, mild if not)
1 small can of ripe sliced olives
4 green onions, chopped

Start the rice cooking. It will probably take longer than all the rest of these steps.

Throw the chickens in a pan with a little oil and brown them on both sides. Dump in the Rotel tomatoes, and the (drained) black olives. Bring to a boil. Turn down the heat, cover and simmer until the chicken is pretty close to done. (I use a meat thermometer. Kitchen gadget of the year, for real.) When it looks like you have a few minutes left, dump in the green onions. (You can dump them in at the start, but they don’t stay bright green and pretty if you do that.) I also sprinkle on a little paprika at the end. When the chicken’s done, serve over rice.

This was prettier on a plate, but I didn't think to take a picture until today when I had it for leftovers. Sorreh.

Et voila. What’s your favorite lazy recipe?

  • Brandon Houlihan

    Sounds awesome, I’ve started to use various diced tomatoes in all sorts of chicken dishes. I’ve never really thought to cook yellow rice at home but it sounds mad good.

    • Good and easy. 🙂 Open bag, dump in pot, cook. Done.