Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chicken Taco Bowl or what to do with leftovers

Last week I had some leftover grilled chicken, about half a cup of leftover black beans and some corn that needed to be used up. There wasn't enough of anything for a meal for four people, but by combining them and adding a few more ingredients I had on hand, we had a fantastic supper!

Here's what you need:

1-2 grilled chicken breasts, diced
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
2 TBSP taco seasoning
shredded cheese
hot cooked rice

Dump all the ingredients except the cheese and rice into a skillet and simmer for a few minutes. Place rice into bowls, then ladle the chicken mixture over the top. Sprinkle with cheese.

How easy is that? The taco seasoning spiced everything up perfectly, but if you want to add more heat, sprinkle on a few dashes of chili powder or cayenne. Have leftover peppers or onions? Throw those in, too! I just love to use leftovers in creative ways to stretch my grocery budget!

What about you? How have your stretched your leftovers to feed your family? Please share!

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