I’ve always loved Mexican food. Not sure if it’s what’s considered “authentic” Mexican food or not, but what you get from Mexican restaurants. NOT Taco Bell. I remember practically living at a restaurant La Hacienda when I was pregnant with my second child. I literally got sick on almost everything except cream pies, McDonald’s hot fudge sundaes and Mexican food. Go figure.
A few years ago, I was introduced to another Mexican dish that has become my standard order at any Mexican restaurant that serves it – ACP. It’s simple. It’s delicious. And unfortunately, I cannot find it anywhere near where I live.
This is so simple that I almost didn’t even share it. The photo was even taken with my phone. That just proves how much of an after thought sharing this recipe was. I shared it on Instagram and Facebook and my cousin had never heard of it before so I figured it was my duty to inform everyone about this easy, delicious dish.
First, let me admit – although I love to cook, I really don’t like to spend much time in the kitchen. I like fast. And easy. And good. And this recipe fits the bill!!
(excuse the photo, it was taken with my phone and I would’ve made it prettier had I anticipated this post, trust me – it does taste good! Even my picky kids love this)
- Saute sweet onions in a skillet with butter.
- In a separate pot, prepare yellow rice according to package directions. I use Vigo saffron yellow rice, it comes in yellow bag. And I use the family size.
- In yet another pan, fix your chicken. I really don’t think it matters what kind of chicken you use – white or dark meat. I actually had several boneless, skinless chicken breasts that I had planned on using for another meal and didn’t so I had just boiled them and wrapped them back up and refrigerated them so they wouldn’t spoil.
- The cheese dip is just heated up in the microwave.
- Once everything is cooked up, just assemble it. Easy-peasy. Rice on bottom, top with chicken, then onions and then pour cheese over it all.
- I think this would also be good if you added sour cream or guacamole but I was hungry and barely waited to take the pitiful picture above!