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San Antonio Chicken for SSSA

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I just realized how long it has been since I cooked up any Mexican or Tex-Mex food! What is going on around here? I knew something was a bit off kilter, just didn't realize what it was until I figured out just how much I was craving some of those earthy flavors I love so much! Whew...thank goodness it was down to the wire to post this month's Second Sunday San Antonio selection...my world is back-in-whack (as opposed to out-of-whack)! Because I'm back in whack. Yes, I'm BACK IN WHAAAAACK! Sorry, AC/DC moment. This month's selection, San Antonio Chicken, was chosen by Gloria (Ms. Foods & Flavors of San Antonio, herself).

San Antonio Chicken

by Heather Schmitt-González
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 30-45 minutes
Keywords: simmer saute entree chicken beans corn Southwest American

Ingredients (serves 4-6)
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 (1.25 oz.) pkg. taco seasoning (or ¼ c. of your own blend)
  • 3 Tbs. water
  • 2-3 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped coarsely
  • 1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 c. frozen corn, thawed or 1 can Mexican-style corn
  • 1 (2 oz.) jar pimientos
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 3 c. cooked white rice, hot
  • ½-1 c. picante sauce
to serve (optional):
  • chopped cilantro
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese or queso fresco
Instructions
Place chicken in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and let simmer slowly for ~15 minutes, or until cooked almost all the way through. Place a lid on the pot and turn off heat. Let sit another 15 minutes to finish cooking. Let cool in broth (I think it makes the chicken more flavorful) until cool enough to handle. Then chop or pull apart and toss with taco seasoning and water. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, green bell pepper and corn. Saute until tender.


Add pimientos, black beans, and reserved chicken .


Stir it up well. Allow all to heat through. Stir in picante sauce.


You can either mix in the rice or serve it over the hot rice. Serve with any garnishes you choose and enjoy!

adapted from The Foods and Flavors of San Antonio
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Head on over to check out everybody else's San Antonio chicken...this month's Second Sunday San Antonio pick! The first one to post each month's selection gets to pick the next tasty recipe from the book that we'll make...so don't delay.

39 comments

  1. Love the AC/DC reference. Hooray for Tex-Mex!!! There really isn't any good tex-mex places around LA, so I'm glad you put recipes that I can do at home. ;-)

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  2. this looks great ooh you have a widget now like it

    Rebecca

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  3. Oh my this looks like good stuff. The flavor must have been out of this world.

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  4. Looks yummy! And now I'm singing Back in Black in my head LOL!! Have a great weekend.

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  5. Back in whaaack, LOL!
    I can't believe you didn't invite me over for dinner - I so would have been there - YUM!!

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  6. AC/DC Rocks!

    This looks so fabulous! So many great flavors going on!

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  7. Gee, whenever I visit your blog, I always get this craving for Mexican! Why, why is that??

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  8. oh yea, I feel your pain at being out-of-whack, but this recipe is definitely gonna help a whole lot of us out here get back in our GROOVE

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  9. AC/DC rocks! This recipe is pretty awesome too. It looks so flavorful and filling.

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  10. This looks insanely good! I probably would ignore the rice and wrap it in a tortilla. Oh yummmo

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  11. I now know what we are having for dinner tomorrow or Monday. That looks likes it has a bite to it.

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  12. Girli, I have MISSED your Tex-Mex postings (even though I am a spice wuss!!). The flavors must be totally awesome. I'm like Coleen, I'd omit the rice, and put this in a tortilla.

    Okay, little by little, I'm building up my courage to try....

    Keep the recipes coming, Girli. You are an absolute inspiration.

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  13. Wonderful mix of textures and flavors- looks delicious! I must try it.

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  14. This dish looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I am printing it out. Love all the seasonings and flavors.

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  15. OK my 3rd attempt to comment to you..wth?
    LOVING this chicken dish. Looks fantastic and I am bookmarking this baby!

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  16. This wouldn't last long around our house!

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  17. mmmmm.....I smell a marg coming on!! I love all the goodies you have in there! YUM!!! I think you live in the wrong state....(no no..not mental state hahaha). you need to live here in so cal with me where there's a mexican market around every corner! and we can be lushes while we cook mexican food LOL

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  18. ...Dani- I actually "originate" from Cali...somehow I ended up here...but believe it or not, there's a Mexican market on almost every corner here, too! LOL :D

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  19. Girli... this is going on my menu for the week... My girls love mexican (as long as it isn't to spicy).. Thanks for sharing : )

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  20. This really does look tempting. I don't think you are capable of producing a bad meal.

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  21. Looks good to me, I haven't had any texmex in a while myself. I'll need to fix that. :)

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  22. We love mexican food and I have never made anything like this...but I will now!

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  23. Oooh-I love the fusion!! I'm jotting down all the sauces for this.

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  24. You mean you do not have a Tex-Mex alarm that goes off in the kitchen, if it has been neglected? Love the colors, and I can taste it already, YUM!

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  25. This looks soooo good! Just found your blog! Nice recipes and I put you in my faves.

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  26. I cannot wait to try this - looks so scrumptious. Maybe next week when I cook in my son's apartment - might be a nice change from pasta!

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  27. I never like to go a long time without Mexican or Tex-Mex either. I start to have withdrawal symptoms...my body begins to salsa at random and inappropriate times. What a great looking dish! I will have to try this for my next Mexican meal.

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  28. I'm totally craving Mexican now! It's been too long here also. This recipe looks so good!

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  29. This is the kind of thing I am craving today! How boring our lives would be without this kind of food.

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  30. The chicken looks delicious and there is nothing wrong with a little nod to AC/DC! ;-)

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  31. This has all my favorite flavors mixed into one! Tex-mex is such awesome comfort food.

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  32. Glad you're back in whack and cooking Tex-Mex. Thanks for participating in SSSA. :) Yours looks so much better than mine.

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  33. This is my favorite kind of food to cook. Everyone loves these tex-mex dishes and they are delicious.

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  34. Your Tex-Mex San Antonio chicken makes me want to be sitting at one of those cute little restaurants along the riverwalk in San Antonio. How I miss Texas sometime. San Antonio was part of my territory when I worked for Mrs. Lauder (Estee)and I loved it.

    Looks like I've been missing some good eats. I've been on a holiday without internet access and it's great to be back.
    Sam

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  35. It's got chicken. It's got black beans. It's got rice. It's got my name all over it!

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  36. These picture look good enough to eat. Now I am so darn hungry.

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