A little over a year ago, while strolling around the fairgrounds on a beautiful evening in October, my husband and I stumbled upon an unusual food truck. Of course, there were the usual elephant ear, turkey leg, nacho serving ones as always but we were looking for something a little healthier and more substantial to eat. As we walked along, ( childless, because they were off with friends) we came upon a food truck where the people were grilling chicken right at the front where everyone could smell it. Boy did it smell good! Come to find out they were making, what I call….Chicken Bowls. Not sure what the real name was for them.
Heres my replication of the most delicious fair food I have ever had.
You start with rice in a bowl. Tonight I used white rice but you could use yellow or brown. Whatever you like. Then I add beans. This one has chili beans and black beans. Next comes the chicken. I sliced 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in half and dredged them in taco seasoning. Then cooked in a skillet on the stove. You can season them any way you’d like.
Next comes the topping. Tonight I made Pico de gallo. One purple onion, 3 small tomatoes, some cilantro, salt and pepper, the juice of one lime. In the past I have just added veggies…black olives, green peppers, tomato, onion, lettuce, whatever you like.
Lastly, the sauce on top. Here…. Yogurt ranch dressing made with 16 oz. of plain yogurt mixed with Ranch seasoning mix. Yummy!
Tonight’s version was my southwest flavor. You could do a Greek version with Greek seasoned chicken. Add olives and Greek dressing etc. Or do a southern version with fried chicken and honey mustard. Or Italian. The possibilities are endless.
Just for the record, this is not a Pioneer Woman recipe. This one’s all mine. Have fun creating new versions. Kids love this too!