Jeffs Green Chile, Chicken, Bacon, & Rice

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound chicken
1 half package of bacon (turkey or pork)
2 cups rice
1 pound cheddar cheese
1 half pound mozzarella cheese
10 green chiles (Anaheim or Poblano peppers will also work)
sprinkle of red chile powder
garlic powder
onion powder
sour cream (optional)
guacamole (optional)
small warm tortillas (optional)
crunchy tortilla chips (optional)
salsa (optional)

This is such a simple recipe and is always requested that I make it when bringing food to someones house.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1st:
*2 cup instant rice added to 2 cups boiling water.
*Sprinkle red chile powder to give rice flavor and color. This can be light or heavy depending on the factor of hotness of the end dish that you desire. Cook until rice is tender.

2nd:
*Cut 1 pound of chicken breast into 1″ cubes
*Cut 1 half pound of bacon (pork works best but I have made it with turkey and is still delicious) into 2″ lengths
*Fry and keep stirring until chicken and bacon are done (bacon will need to be crisp)
*While frying you can add: garlic powder, onion powder, a dash of Cajun seasoning or taco seasoning

3rd:
*Blanch or roast green chiles
*Cut the top of and slice them length ways on one side so you can lay them out

4th:
*Spread rice mixture out in a 9 x 13 dish
*Place the sliced open green chiles out on top of rice
*Place chicken and bacon pieces directly over each chile to cover them but leave the rice showing through
*Options at this time: chives, onion, tomato, salsa or leave like it is
*Cover each chile with a mound of cheddar cheese and sprinkle each mound with a little bit of mozzarella cheese

5th:
*Bake at 350 degrees until all cheese is melted

6th:
*Serve with a spatula and top with sour cream
*Serve with some soft warm tortillas or crispy tortilla chips and fresh cilantro salsa and a large cool glass of sweet tea.

Its always gone and I leave with an empty dish…. guess its good when I make one to take I make another to keep for myself…. makes great portions to make lunches with.

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