Colorful Chicken Corn Spinach Healthy Delight Recipe

by Sherry Riter in Chicken,Cooking  ,Food,Meat,Recipe,Vegetable

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Chicken.

Chicken.

Chicken.

I can’t ever get enough chicken, so it is a good thing that I can cook about a billion recipes with it. Chicken is such a versatile meat. It can stand alone, as a side dish or mixed with other things as a main dish. I just love, love, love chicken because it tastes yummy and doesn’t have to be fattening. I also love to see live chickens, but that is another whole subject.

Today I’m sharing a colorful and healthy meal which I’m sure will delight your taste buds and your eyes.

 

Colorful Chicken Corn Spinach Healthy Delight

You don’t have to be a “skilled” chef in order to make this delicious, healthy and satisfying meal. If you just follow one step at a time, within an hour your meal will be on the table.

The first thing you need to do is start the brown long grain rice because it takes 45 minutes to cook. I love this healthy choice because the brown rice actually has a wonderful flavor and white rice is rather bland in comparison.

brown cooked long grain rice
 
While the rice is cooking, start cooking the corn on the cob. When it is finished, cut all the kernels off the cobs.
 
cut yellow corn off cob
 
Dice the bright red bell pepper.
 
fresh diced red bell pepper
 
Chop the fresh oregano. My oregano had started drying out, but you can also use dried oregano if you don’t have fresh on hand.
 
half fresh half dried oregano
 
Mmmmmm…I love garlic. After admiring the beautifully shaped garlic head, finely chop (mince) a clove of garlic.
 
fresh whole garlic clove chopped
 
Dice the onions. I love getting everything cut and measured first. When I start cooking, I’m like a television star adding one ingredient at a time while talking through the recipe with Bella. Yeah, I said Bella. She usually stretches out in the doorway between the dining room and the kitchen. Sometimes she listens to every word and other times Bella falls sound asleep while I’m teaching her to cook.
 
chopped diced white clean onions
 
Now it is time to cube the thawed chicken and that means we can start cooking!
 
evenly cut cubed fresh chicken
 
Add the oil, onions, bell peppers and chicken to the pan. Cook until the chicken is slightly brown and the onions have caramelized.
 
cubed fresh chicken bellpeppers onions
 
Add the salt. Aren’t the salt granules so amazing?!!!
 
salt granules look so white
 
Add the cumin too and stir it into the chicken mixture in the pan.
 
warm ground cumin so yummy
 
Add baby spinach leaves and stir until they have mostly wilted.
 
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Now add the corn.
 
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Stir the corn into the mixture and cook until the spinach leaves have completely wilted.
 
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It looks pretty good already.
 
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Turn off the heat.
 
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Add the rice to the pan and stir until it is thoroughly mixed into the other ingredients.
 
brown cooked long grain rice 2
 
Serve while hot.
 
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This meal has all kinds of flavors and textures.
 
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AND it is healthy, not loaded with fat and as long as you control your portion, it isn’t very high in carbohydrates either.
 
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Yummy. It is so delicious. It is also delicious for lunch the next day.
 
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Each bite is a wonderful blend.
 
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Would you like a bite?
 
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Well, you can get a bite two ways. You can either hop into the kitchen and start cooking or you can swing by and visit!

 

Colorful Chicken Corn Spinach Healthy Delight

Ingredients:

10 ounces of brown long grain rice, cooked according to package directions
Corn kernels cut off of 3 ears of corn, cooked
1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, diced
1 tablespoon of fresh oregano, less if using dried
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped (minced)
1 medium white onion, diced medium small
3 medium skinless chicken breasts, thawed, cubed
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2-4 cups baby spinach leaves

Directions:

Cook the long grain brown rice.

While the rice is cooking, start cooking the corn on the cob. When it is finished, cut all the kernels off the cobs.

Dice the bright red bell pepper. Chop the fresh oregano. Mince the garlic. Dice the onions. Cube the thawed chicken.

Add the oil, onions, bell peppers and chicken to the pan. Cook until the chicken is slightly brown and the onions have caramelized. Add the oregano, salt and cumin. Stir into the chicken mixture until incorporated. Add clean baby spinach leaves and stir until they have mostly wilted. Now add the corn and stir into the mixture. Cook until the spinach leaves have completely wilted.

Turn off the heat. Add the rice to the pan and stir until it is thoroughly mixed into the other ingredients.

Serve while hot.

Makes 4-6 servings depending on portion sizes.

 

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1 Skip_D June 21, 2012 at 6:38 am

I love chicken too – both on the hoof & in the pan! This looks mouth-wateringly delicious! Yum! 🙂

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2 The Redhead Riter June 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

Thanks Skip!

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3 Susanne June 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

My first choice would be to swing by and visit because hopping into the kitchen is not terribly inspiring…lol. However, since I won’t be in your neighborhood any time soon, I’ll will attempt to give this yummy recipe a whirll. For all of the reasons you mentioned, chicken is a staple in our diet. Because I’m not a great cook, and will never be and that’s totally OK with me, I’m always interested in new and relatively easy ways to prepare it. Thanks. Oh and live chickens give me the heeby jeebies. Bye for now…

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4 The Redhead Riter June 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Heeby jeebies? Oh, I love chickens! Why don’t you like them?

You can totally do this recipe whether you are a great cook or not! I want to hear how great you did after you cook it. 😀

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5 Susanne June 22, 2012 at 8:35 am

Good Morning,

I will definitely let you know after I’ve made this lovely dish. I will be using at least one shortcut, though. I am sorry about that, but I’m going to admit it now…lol.

If I told you “my thing” about chickens, you would think I’m even loonier than you might already. I will say, it started when I was a little girl. I just can’t stand them, everything about them. It’s awful, I know. Especially because I love animals. Even spiders and other creepy crawly things don’t bother me.

I hope you your Friday speeds by, so that you can have a wonderful weekend that includes doing a few things that make you very happy.

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6 The Redhead Riter June 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

Let me see if I can guess your shortcut, Susanne. Ummm…you aren’t going to cut the corn off the cob?

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7 Stéfan June 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

I love spinach. This recipe looks so delicious – I will have to try it.

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8 The Redhead Riter June 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I love spinach too, Stéfan. It’s so healthy for us too!

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9 Joan June 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

This recipe looks yummy! I’m off to the market now to get the ingredients, but it is times like this I wish I lived next door to you so that I could come over to your house for dinner! 🙂

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10 The Redhead Riter June 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I would love for you to move to Virginia!!! 😀

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11 Roy L. Murry June 21, 2012 at 11:22 pm

You make it so easy.

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12 The Redhead Riter June 25, 2012 at 7:48 am

😀 I try to make it look as easy as possible because cooking is fun and easy if you stay organized and take one step at a time. Thanks, Roy!

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13 Liza January 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm

This looks so delicious, and it sucks that I’ve my allergies. Perhaps on a day that my immune system is finally stronger, I can make this!

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14 Sherry Riter January 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Yeah, I’ll have to definitely change it up for myself now too. Dang it! LOL

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