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Chicken and Rice with a Southwest Kick

In Partnership with Food Network Kitchen Inspirations

We talked to Amber from FL and here’s what she had to say:

If Amber Had a Food Network Show
My show would be called "Nana's Kitchen." I would feature comfort foods and foods my mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother used to make. They were all such great cooks and took great care of their families. I would also feature old favorites with a new twist to adapt them to today's busy lifestyle.
Her Experience Making the Food Network Kit…
I had a great time preparing the kit. I adapted it to serve five, so I added additional chicken, cooked rice, and black beans. Total prep and cooking was about an hour. The meal turned out really tasty, and there was hardly any left.
Amber’s Thoughts On The Flavor…
I purchased the southwest-style chicken & rice kit. There was just enough kick of Southwest chipotle to make it flavorful but not too spicy. The included vegetables added texture and color to the dish, and the black beans added additional protein.
Why she’d Make a Food Network Kit on her Show
This kit could be used as a twist on the traditional chicken and rice on my show. Instead of the traditional, this version has a Southwest twist. I would say, "This could be a simple way for you to give a Southwest twist to a Southern traditional dish of chicken and rice."
My family loved it! Just what I like: hardly anything left!

Food Network Kitchen Inspirations Kit

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