Super Fast Spinach, Tomato Chicken & Rice Skillet

IMG_1483This little gem of a meal was created out of 1 part shitty day, 1 part lazy, and 1 part “there is only crap fast food available close to my house”. I always joke that if I have cool whip and eggs in the fridge I can make something happen. After the day I had had – I was willing to actually put this logic to work.

My husband was outta town for work so I was on my own for din din. I scoured my fridge and dug out some ingredients that I thought would work together. I am usually not a big canned chicken fan, however, it does come in handy for times like these.

I threw it all together and started feeling a little creative. After it was cooked I served it up in one of my big fancy white bowls. I was like – this actually looks pretty good. I dug out some parmesan cheese and some pine nuts and sprinkled them over the top.

To my complete surprise – it was absolutely delish! The spinach and tomatoes really added a nice fresh pop. The canned chicken blended nicely enough that I forgot it was canned. Actually, it was so good I grabbed my camera and did a quick photoshoot of the leftovers. My lovely roomie, G, made a plate a little later and commented on how tasty it was and asked me if I planned on putting on the blog.

Yep. Sometimes the best things in life come from moments like this!


Super Fast Spinach, Tomato Chicken & Rice Skillet

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Serves: 2

Every now and then I have a day that is outta control crazy! I am so tired that stopping by for take out is even too much energy. This is my new go to recipe when I need a tasty hot meal without the work.
  • 10 oz Birds Eye Multi Grain Rice with Spinach and Tomatoes
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 13 oz Can of Chicken (or you can shred the same amount of a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 medium Tomato or a 6-8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 hand full of Spinach
  • 1 oz Pine Nuts
  • 1 oz Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Cook the frozen Birds Eye Multi Grain Rice according to directions - about 3 minutes or so.
  2. Grab a goodly size pan and put in about 2 tbs of olive oil and put on the stove - medium heat.
  3. Add the frozen Birds Eye Multi Grain Rice, can of chicken and tomatoes and cook until you get a nice sizzle - about 5 minutes.
  4. Add salt and Spinach. Cook for a couple more minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and cover with a lid. Leave on until spinach is a little wilted. Be careful not to overcook the spinach.
  6. Sprinkle pine nuts over the top and give add some pepper.



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