Queen Ranch Chicken

My Mom is the master at cooking...no really, she's amazing. It's one of the traits I hope to eventually discover I've inherited. No such luck at being as naturally gifted at the time of this blog post, but it's a goal I hope to achieve within my lifetime. Her most famous dish (besides her Banana Nut Bread)  is King Ranch Chicken. She's nicknamed it Queen Ranch Chicken - I love it. So that's what I call it.

We're going to our friend's house for dinner tonight and I thought I'd take a crack at the famous recipe to take along with us (+ black bean salad.)



If you're a black bean salad lover like myself - this is super duper easy & fast  (I adapted it from another recipe, so apologies for the informal measurements - please remember I make no claims to be  a proper Chef.)

2 cans of black beans (drained and washed)

1 Tomato  (chopped )

1 Avocado (chopped )

1 Red Bell Pepper (chopped)

1/2 Red Onion (chopped)

1 Big Handfull of Cilantro - chopped

1 Cup of Frozen Corn (Thawed)

2 Tbs Fresh Lime Juice

2 Pinches of Sea Salt


*Mix and refrigerate until chilled

* For bigger flavor - drizzle with Lime Cilantro dressing