Thursday, July 26, 2012

Santa Fe Stir Fry

I need a 20 minute meal!!

Work is killing me, I'm working very, very late hours.  The other day I was asked to come back in to work and do some work on a project between 11:30pm and 5:00am.  My first thought was "Huh? Are you kidding me???"  So I ran home, took a nap and then was getting ready to go back to work.  Then I get a phone call, and fortunately for me the system bombed and I didn't have to come in.  But here it was 11:30 at night and I was sitting there wide eyed, drumming my fingers wide awake.  Geez!

So there is no doubt with my crazy work schedule that I need a 20 minute meal.

This one is perfect!  Semi-homemade, which helps a gal along in a pinch.  This dish is a stir fry.  Now stir frys are usually associated with Asian cuisine but I thought I'd mess around with the flavors a bit and go southwest on you.  A little help from Uncle Ben's Santa Fe rice make a great addition to the meal.  It's full of corn and black beans, so it really helps you out by having all the mix-ins already in the dish!  The chicken?  well let's just say that it's full of citrus and chili flavoring!

I must say this came out fantastic.  I even gave the recipe to my mom to make, being quick and all.  She LOVED it!

So take if from a work crazed girl...this dinner will be on the table in 20 minutes.  It's hearty and full of southwest flavors.

Hope you enjoy this!

Santa Fe Stir Fry

serves 2

1 chicken breast, skinless and boneless
3 T. Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning
2 T canola oil
1 pouch of Uncle Ben's Santa Fe ready rice
Garnish: cilantro

Cut your chicken breast in to 1" pieces.  Place Fiesta Lime seasoning in a pan and coat the chicken with the seasoning.  

In a hot skillet or wok, add canola oil.  Then add your chicken over medium high heat and stir fry until done.  About 5-7  minutes.  In the meantime place rice pouch in the microwave and heat according to the directions on the package.

Serve chicken over the rice. Garnish with cilantro if desired.  Enjoy!


  1. That looks so tasty! I cannot wait to try it out.

  2. That is a crazy schedule. Your chicken looks yummy. I always find that Santa Fe/ Mexican type flavors are perfect for quick meals.



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