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Cheesy Queso Chicken With Rotel Vegetables And Rice February 26, 2013

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A few weeks ago I decided to try some Rotel. I had never had it or used it before, I had hardly even heard of it. I recently started using the blocks of Velveeta cheese for Macaroni and Cheese instead of Kraft boxes. On the back of the blocks it says Queso Dip and all it is, is half a block of cheese and a can of Rotel heated over the stove. I love anything spicy, Mexican, or just plain cheesy! We decided to try it out and see how we liked the dip. I had bought extra cans of Rotel because I saw that there were a lot of recipes that incorporated it and I thought I might try some of them and having it on hand would be smart. I went on the website and searched for a recipe I had all the ingredients for. I did have to tweak it a little bit, but it was so simple and I had everything right on hand. It came out so unbelievably good! The queso is delicious and we couldn’t pull ourselves away from the stove while it was still heating up! Andrew doesn’t really care for dips and cheesy food but he actually said it was one of the only cheese dips he had ever had that he really liked. We couldn’t stop eating it so when the food came out we put it on top, best decision ever!

You can find the original recipe, here.

Cheesy Queso Chicken With Rotel Vegetable and Rice

Ingredients:

1 Package Chicken Breasts, Cleaned and Sliced in half to 1/2 inch slabs

2 Cans Rotel With Green Chiles, Undrained

1/2  32 OZ Block Velveeta Cheese, (16 OZ) Cut Into 1 Inch Cubes

1 Can Sweet Whole Kernel Corn, Drained

1 Can Black Beans, Rinsed and Drained

1 Cup Brown or White Rice, (I use 1 cup for 3-4 people.)

2 TBSP Cumin

Shredded Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Cut squares of tin foil, 1 for each person. Spray tin foil with cooking spray.

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Mix in large bowl corn, beans, cumin, and Rotel. In separate saucepan, mix second can of Rotel and 16 OZ Velveeta cheese and turn heat on low. In another saucepan, boil 2 1/2 cups of water and add 1 cup of rice. Simmer with cover on for 45 minutes.

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Place 1-2 breasts of chicken on each square of tin foil. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, and spread bean and corn mixture over each chicken breast until gone. Close tin foil around chicken and bean mixture to form little chicken ‘packets’.

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When rice has about 20 minutes left to cook, place packets on sheet pan and into oven. Bake 20-25 minutes. When done, wait a few minutes before opening packets and be careful, steam is very hot. Open each packet and check each chicken breast. If not cooked, close back up and put back in oven for 5-10 more minutes.

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Continue stirring queso and turn up heat to boil gently.

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Serve rice, slide contents of packet out over top of rice, pour queso all over beans and rice, and chicken. Sprinkle with Shredded cheese.

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ENJOY!!

PS.

If you’re not used to buying brown rice or white rice, I always buy this kind. I find it right at Wal Mart or Hannaford’s. It’s easy to cook and the directions on the back are very clear and easily understandable. I say these things, because I have a very difficult time with rice. I can never cook it correctly and it always comes out really weird. This is the only rice I’ve used that I don’t have issues with.

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My Best Friend Muffin and Her Christmas Awesomeness. January 29, 2013

Filed under: My Life — courtneyk913 @ 11:12 PM
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I met Muffin in the Navy and she quickly became my favorite person in the world. Mostly because she’s almost a midget and also she is Mexican so naturally that makes her awesome as well. Oh yeah, and her kid, Mini Muffin. That’s their real names by the way, I’m sure of it. So anyways, she’s awesome and she is still in the Navy, so I never get to see her and Mini Muffin…EVER. It’s highly depressing and just plain not cool. She’s been on deployment for like 2 years now and she just got back a few months ago. I decided to let her get settled with her kid before having a major freakout and telling her she was coming here, (to Maine…yes, a Mexican in Maine.) to stay with us for Christmas. Naturally, she thought it was a fantastic idea, and bought tickets. And by tickets I mean train tickets because obviously who wouldn’t want a four year old on a train for 22 hours? So a few weeks and a LONG train ride later there’s Muffin and Mini Muffin on my doorstep and looking as awesome and little as ever, about to meet my favorite Andrew for the first time ever. Yes, in case you were wondering, this was the best day of my life. The reunion of Muffin and Biscuit, (Biscuit is what she calls me, don’t ask). Definitely the best Christmas I have ever had, we practically went broke giving Mini Muffin all of these awesome toys…which ended up scattered across my house. Not having a child, I bought him a package of stickers…MISTAKE! Anyways, so Muffin and I had a blast and all of our friends LOVED meeting them after hearing about the Infamous Muffins for the last 5 years. Everybody was so welcoming to them and it was just fantastic. The Muffins loved Maine and the snow and we decided that they would alternate between her other friend in Texas and us up in Maine for Christmas’. Now, we are all counting down for two Christmas’ to get them back up here. Here are a bunch of photos from the awesome visit we had with them!

Also, a side note, Mini Muffin has never seen snow so these pictures portray some seriously mixed emotions about snow…and there are no pictures of our Snowman because that shit is harder than it looks and we ended up making a snow penis instead and that’s inappropriate.

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Did I mention that Mini Muffin doesn’t speak English? HAHA

 

 
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