I came across this recipe in Oxygen Magazine. It has become one of my favorite go to clean meals that I can easily take to work for lunch. It has all of the macronutrients (protein, fat carbs) in one healthy dish. I also like to add different spices to make it more spicier. If you have some Chipotle Chili Powder, sprinkle some on top to add a lil spicy kick. If you’re a vegetarian you can still tailor this meal to fit your dietary needs. Try it and let me know what you think.
4 oz chicken breast chopped into small pieces
½ small red onion, chopped
1 small clove of garlic, chopped
2 tsp olive oil
¼ cup brown rice
¼ cup black bean, rinsed
1 tbsp salsa
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ cup reduced fat shredded Monterey Jack cheese (try Sargento Mexican blend)
Cilantro leaves, chopped
Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, onions and garlic. Cook until golden brown.
In a bowl, mix brown rice, black beans, salsa, and pepper.
Place chicken over rice blend. Top w/cheese and garnish with cilantro.