Have you ever tried Forbidden Rice? We tasted it for the first time when we made our Forbidden Rice and Veggie Salad. We’ve been hooked ever since! It has since made it’s way into our Picky Eater Tuna Salad and now it shines in Tomatillo Chicken Over Forbidden Rice. Boy, you are going to love it!
Forbidden Rice is a bit like brown rice but we actually prefer the taste! It is full of antioxidants, which can improve brain function and reduce inflammation. It can help keep the heart healthy, detoxify the body, aid digestion and weight loss, help prevent diabetes and more! It really is a nutritional treasure. (source)
Tomatillos aren’t talked about a whole lot but they actually have some incredible nutrition as well! They can boost the immune system, help regulate blood sugar levels, reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, aid weight loss and digestion and may even help prevent cancer! They are usually used in Mexican dishes and have amazing flavor! (source)
Not only are we completely in love with the delicious flavor of this dish but it is also a total cinch to make. You can put it in the crock pot and have it ready in a few hours or you can cook it up real fast in the pressure cooker and be ready to go. If you use the pressure cooker you can sauté right in the same pan which is great for easy clean up!
Remember to keep ingredients organic for optimal nutrition. Now, let’s eat!
Resources for this Recipe:
¼ cup butter
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion
1 bell pepper
1 jalapeno (optional)
1 ½ tsp. cumin
1 ½ tsp. Real Salt
½ tsp. black pepper
4 chicken breasts
6 cups roasted tomatillos, measure after blending
4 oz. cream cheese
4 cups cooked Forbidden Rice
To roast tomatillos, place whole tomatillos on a cookie sheet and broil until they start to brown. Flip them over and let brown again. Let cool. Place in a food processor or Vitamix and blend until smooth.
Sauté onions and garlic in butter until golden. Add peppers and continue to sauté for another couple minutes. Add all ingredients except cream cheese and Forbidden Rice. Cook in the pressure cooker for 8 minutes OR in the crock pot for 6-8 hours on high. When done, stir in cream cheese and serve over Forbidden Rice.
For more delicious and quick meals make sure you try our Chicken Enchilada Soup. Easy Peasy Colcannon, Baked Falafel Pockets and Clean Eating Taco Soup.
Have you ever tried Forbidden Rice?