Sweet & Spicy Confetti Chicken

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I created this recipe for the contest using some leftover chicken and rice. I was pleasantly surprised with the results. It is a fun, colorful and delicious meal that is easy to prepare but tastes like it took a long time! (and it's not super spicy either!)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Remove pre-boiled chicken breasts from fridge.
  2. Season with sea salt, 3 pinches of cumin and 4 grinds of fresh black pepper and slice thinly.
  3. Heat 1/2 tbs oil on med heat in a large frying pan and add garlic.
  4. Brown garlic slightly (do not caramelize).
  5. Add chicken and zucchini and almost all of the paprika and another 1/2 tbs oil; add adobo and sugar sprinkling on entire mixture and stirring in gently -- let it brown, flip and sprinkle the other side.
  6. Cook on med heat, flipping regularly until slightly browned, slide chicken and zucchini to one side and then add banana slices.
  7. Continue to cook on med heat turning bananas until browned; remove from heat and set aside.
  8. Add remaining oil to pan, heat and then stir in corn.
  9. Dash with remaining paprika.
  10. turn up the heat slightly (in between high and med).
  11. Add margarine and a few cracks of fresh pepper.
  12. Brown corn stirring every so often (it will start to make a popping sound).
  13. Add sweet red pepper for color.
  14. Stir in rice and water and cook until hot, stirring constantly.
  15. Salt and pepper to taste.
  16. Remove from heat and set aside.
  17. Return chicken mixture to pan to heat.
  18. Divide rice mixture onto two plates and top with chicken mixture add a dallop of sour cream to each.
  19. Serve immediately with warm greens of your choice (I prefer kale with this dish).
Most Helpful

5 5

This was really, really good. These are huge, restaurant sized portions - I was able to feed 4. I felt like I was sitting down to eat someplace like The Rainforest Cafe - this seems like the kind of dish that would fit in well there. I loved the combination of ingredients and it was very easy to make. The leftovers tasted great heated up and rolled in a flour tortilla with some extra sour cream. Note: I omitted the sugar and added adobo with the salt. Hil-Billy is my sister, but since we live very far apart, it is awfully nice to come to Recipezaar and try out her recipes across the miles. Thanks for sharing!