Mexican chicken and bean one pot

There is NOTHING better than grabbing your little camp stove, walking some where beautiful and making dinner. Simply chop all your ingredients at home, grab your stove and picnic blanket, and walk to find a beautiful spot to watch the sun go down. If you’ve seen my previous blogs you will know how much I enjoy one pot cooking, and this is the perfect dish to make on a small camping stove. This Mexican inspired dish, is packed with goodness, which will keep your taste buds tingling for the rest of the evening. The kidney beans, which are packed with protein, absorb the beautiful spices in this dish to enhance that hearty Mexican after taste.

So grab your camping stoves, get exploring and make this easy flavoursome dish whilst enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Good vibes/ Buena onda. = Good life

Mexican chicken and bean one pot

Ingredients.. serves 2

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 chillies
  • 1 tin of kidney beans
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • spices: cumin, smoked paprika, ground coriander, oregano,
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • squeeze of tomato puree
  • any extra veg of choice: I used some tender stem broccoli
  • serve with CHEESE, and lots of it of course!

Method..

  1. As I said above, I pre chopped all my ingredients before leaving the house to make things easier. Chop your chicken into small chunks, dice your peppers and onions into small cube, and finely chop your garlic. If you are doing this at home, make sure you individually wrap each ingredient separately in cling film, as they cook in different stages.
  2. COOKING TIME! start by slowly cooking your onion and garlic in your pan until it has softened.
  3. Next add in your pepper and repeat the process.
  4. Add in your spices and tomato puree and cook on a low heat for a couple of minutes.
  5. Then add in your tomatoes and beans, stock cube and a small glug of water.
  6. Continue to cook this dish on a low heat for approx 15/20 minutes. If you wish to add other veg do so during this time. Keep checking on your dish, by giving it a stir and adding more water if needs be.

Buen provecho!

This dish is hugely flavoursome, and filling enough to eat on its own. However you could also add other ingredients such as brown rice or sweet potato, to make the dish for more people, or to add extra carbohydrates to your dish. Another alternative would be to serve this dish in wraps, a Mexican favourite accompaniment to this meal. It doesn’t only have to be made on a camp stove, you can also make this one pot at home! Follow the same simple instructions in a large saucepan at home and enjoy it on a cosy evening on the sofa.

Have a go with this dish and send me your pictures of your beautiful one pot settings. Follow my blog for more one pot recipes.

Emily

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