Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Peachy Ranchero Chicken

I'm all about summer fun dishes - whether it's dinner, desserts, or a refreshing beverage. Publix always has the best recipes and they are usually pretty easy. Right after we were discharged from the hospital after I delivered Katherine, my husband grabbed a recipe from our fairly messy stack (which is now organized again and I can't wait to share in a later post) and got to work in the kitchen. It was ahhhhhmazing, so I decided it needed to be made on Monday. 
 
We still had leftover frozen peaches from when he made it, so that was one less ingredient I needed to buy! I also switched it up this time and bought Peach-Mango deli-style salsa instead of jar salsa. I love me some deli salsa! Publix pairs the recipe with Sweet-Chili Lime Cornbread, but I opted to serve with rice instead. 
 
The Publix version of the recipe can be found here, but here's my adapted version.   
 
 
 
 
Peachy Ranchero Chicken 
Serves 4

1/2 bag of frozen peaches (I'm sure you could use fresh peaches - I'm guessing maybe 4)
2 cups of salsa (fresh or jar -- I used the entire container so I'd have more sauce)
1  15-oz can reduced-sodium black beans, drained & rinsed
fresh lime juice
cilantro
olive oil
chicken cutlets (I used about one pound worth)

1. Heat saute pan and add olive oil.
2. Add chicken cutlets. Cook 3-5 minutes on each side until brown and temperature reaches 165 degrees.
3. Remove chicken from pan, put onto plate, and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
4. Add salsa and rinsed black beans to saute pan and bring to a boil. Add peaches and stir thoroughly (especially if you're using frozen peaches. This helps to break up the clumps more quickly). Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until sauce is thicker. 
5. While the sauce is simmering, chop up some cilantro (not a lot, just for a garnish) and cut your lime in half. 
6. Place chicken on a bed of cooked rice. Top with salsa-bean-peach sauce. Add cilantro and then squeeze some lime juice over the top (the Publix recipe doesn't call for this but it makes it even tastier). 
 
 Enjoy!

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