Southwest Chicken with Cheesy Zucchini Rice and Garlic Spinach

Happy Family Day!! I have a very cranky, overtired and teething baby, so I thought that I would try something simple, but busting with flavour.. And certainly working.. She is happy and content eating her supper in Her highchair.. This is what we had for SupperTonite 🙂

Southwest Chicken (from Today’s Parent)

1tbsp Mexican Chili powder ( I used regular chili powder) 
2tsp paprika
2tsp cayenne pepper (optional) which I cut so B could eat it.
2tsp cumin
2tsp coriander
2tsp garlic powder
2tsp onion powder (I had none, but it still worked)
Salt and Pepper to taste
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1tbsp olive oil
Mix all the spices together and put them in a shaker.. Place all the chicken breast on a plate.. Brush with olive oil on both sides.. Shake the spices on each side, rub in with your hands to get it all on.. Let sit for at least 30min or more..
Preheat your BBQ or inside grill cook until chicken is cooked through..

Cheesy Zucchini Rice (from Pink Parsley Blog)

2c chicken broth
1c rice (not minute)
1 medium zucchini grated on cheese grater
1c grated shape chedder
2tbsp butter or margarine 
salt and pepper to taste
Bring the chicken stock to boil in a medium sauce pot.. Add the rice and place the temperature on low.. Let sit for 20min.. Stir once or twice so it doesn’t get lumpy.. Once cooked and Zucchini and butter and remove from heat.. Let sit for 5 min.. Add the cheese, salt and pepper and serve.. 

Garlic Spinach

3 handfuls of spinach 
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2tbsp olive oil
splash of chicken stock
In a medium sauce pan heat the olive oil, add the garlic and allow to get fragrant.. Add the spinach and the chicken stock.. Allow the spinach to steam.. Toss a few times to get the garlic all mixed in.. 

I hope that you will try one or all of these recipes.. They went well together and Everyone enjoyed our SupperTonite 🙂 🙂




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