March 17, 2008

Cafe Rio Chicken and Rice

2 tomatillos
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 clove garlic
juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno
*Blend these ingredients in blender.
1 pack of buttermilk ranch dressing. Make according to directions on pack then add the blended ingredients and chill in fridge. The longer the better to let flavors enhance.

5 pounds of chicken breasts (no bones)
1 small bottle of Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
1 t. chili powder
1 T. cumin
3 cloves garlic minced
*Put in crockpot for 4 hours then shred and replace for 1 hour to soak up the juice

Rice:3 cups water/3 cups rice (instant rice works best)
*Blend in blender the following:
4 t. chicken buillion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 can green chili's
3/4 t. salt
1 T. butter
1/2 onion
Let water come to boil, add rice and blended ingredients. Let rest until rice is done.

I put a tortilla in a frying pan and added some cheese on it until it became slightly crisp then layered the chicken, rice, some romaine lettuce, fresh lime juice and the dressing. You can also do black beans if you want.