Cha Cha Bowl ( for Mexican Chicken and Black Bean Rice Bowl)- Soraya Darabi and Alexa Andrzejewski – 50 Women Game Changers In Food

Jeanettes Healthy Living

Ready in: 105 minutes
Prep Time: 60 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Very Popular

Ingredients

  • 1 cup avocado, diced
    Produce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast or thighs
    Meat
  • 2 cups medium-grain brown rice
    Pasta and Rice
  • 1 carrot, shredded
    Produce
  • 6 dried mild chilies (I used New Mexico chilies; ancho chilies would also work)
    Produce
  • 2 chipotle chiles, seeded
    Canned and Jarred;Ethnic Foods
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves chopped
    Produce
  • ¼ piece cinnamon stick
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 cup cooked Black Beans
    Pasta and Rice;Canned and Jarred
  • 1 cup Roasted Corn
    Produce
  • 4 dried hot chilies
    Produce;Ethnic Foods;Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
    Produce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
    Produce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
    Produce
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
    Produce
  • 4 garlic cloves
    Produce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 Thai chili or ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped
    Produce;Ethnic Foods
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
    Produce
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
    Produce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    Produce;Spices and Seasonings
  • ¼ pineapple, chopped
    Produce
  • ¾ cup pineapple juice
    Beverages
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
    Ethnic Foods;Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • ? teaspoon salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • ½ teaspoons salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • Salt to taste
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 scallion, chopped
    Produce
  • ½ teaspoon organic sugar
    Baking
  • 1 jalapeno pepper or Thai chili pepper, seeded, minced
    Produce;Ethnic Foods
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
    Produce
  • ? cup water
    Beverages
  • 3½ cups water
    Beverages
  • ¾ cup white vinegar
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • ¼ yellow onion, chopped
    Produce
  • 1 small zucchini, shredded
    Produce

Steps

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Season with salt, to taste. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to use. Bring to room temperature just before serving.
  • Heat oil in a medium pan.
  • Add onion and garlic and saute until onion is translucent.
  • Add rice and cook about 2-3 minutes or until rice gets a little toasty.
  • Place rice in a rice cooker, and add water and salt. Cook on brown rice setting. Fluff just before serving.
  • Place chiles in a pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until softened.
  • Remove stems and seeds and transfer softened chiles to a food processor.
  • Add all remaining ingredients, except chicken, and puree until smooth. Cover chicken in marinade.
  • Let marinate at least 1 hour and preferably overnight.
  • Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade.
  • Place marinade in a small saucepan and cook until slightly reduced. Set aside.Preheat a grill. Grill chicken until cooked through.
  • Cut into cubes.
  • Mix all the ingredients for Fresh Tomato Salsa together in a small bowl.
  • Drain excess liquid.In 4 or 6 serving bowls, scoop a spoonful of rice into the bowl. Arrange Chicken, Pineapple and Zucchini Salsa, Black Beans, Fresh Tomato Salsa, and Roasted Corn on top of rice. Spoon some cooked chicken marinade on top of chicken if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 967.63  cal  (48.38%)
  • Fat: 21.47  g  (33.03%)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.69  g  (23.08%)
  • Carbohydrates: 129.27  g  (43.09%)
  • Sugar: 23.16  g  (25.73%)
  • Cholesterol: 145.15  mg  (48.38%)
  • Sodium: 1020.05  mg  (44.35%)
  • Protein: 65.68  g  (131.36%)
  • Manganese: 5.31  mg  (265.66%)
  • Vitamin C: 162.89  mg  (197.44%)
  • Vitamin B3: 31.47  mg  (157.34%)
  • Vitamin B6: 3.09  mg  (154.49%)
  • Selenium: 75.32  µg  (107.61%)
  • Phosphorus: 941.16  mg  (94.12%)
  • Vitamin A: 4372.96  IU  (87.46%)
  • Magnesium: 306.33  mg  (76.58%)
  • Fiber: 16.76  g  (67.04%)
  • Potassium: 2298.59  mg  (65.67%)
  • Vitamin B5: 6.14  mg  (61.42%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.92  mg  (61.08%)
  • Folate: 199.43  µg  (49.86%)
  • Vitamin K: 46.57  µg  (44.35%)
  • Copper: 0.86  mg  (42.97%)
  • Iron: 6.62  mg  (36.79%)
  • Zinc: 5.02  mg  (33.5%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.54  mg  (31.62%)
  • Vitamin E: 3.35  mg  (22.31%)
  • Calcium: 163.94  mg  (16.39%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.45  µg  (7.56%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.23  µg  (1.51%)

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