Blackened Chicken Rice Bowl with Strawberry-Pineapple Salsa

Refreshing strawberry-pineapple salsa and zippy blackened chicken! AMAZING. | asimplepalate.com

Raise your hand if you love a good bowl of colorful flava? ??

Zippy blackened chicken flavors + perfectly sweet strawberry-pineapple salsa. Prepare yourself.

This recipe is all kinds of flavor bombs. And I have to say, one of my favorite things ever is to eat something with a little spice to it paired with a nice fruity salsa to sweeten your palate with. GUH, it’s my favorite thing. I’m seriously thankful when a recipe like this makes it’s way into my food brain. It’s all the things I love in a beautiful bowl.

Refreshing strawberry-pineapple salsa and zippy blackened chicken! AMAZING. | asimplepalate.com

I didn’t want to over complicate this recipe though. Sometimes “bowl” recipes can be a little overwhelming when they include a boat load of ingredients. But I found myself coming up with this recipe and feeling like it was a ton less hassle then I thought–and not to mention beautiful, and deeeelish!

I hope you love it! Because we can’t get enough of it (thank ya LAWD for leftovers). Try it out and rate/comment below and let me know what you think!

Refreshing strawberry-pineapple salsa and zippy blackened chicken! AMAZING. | asimplepalate.com

Refreshing strawberry-pineapple salsa and zippy blackened chicken! AMAZING. | asimplepalate.com

Blackened Chicken Rice Bowl with Strawberry-Pineapple Salsa

Servings 4

Ingredients

Blackened Chicken

  • 1 pack boneless-skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of cayenne

Toppings

  • fresh cilantro , chopped
  • 1 cup strawberries , diced
  • 1 cup pineapple , diced
  • 1 cup black beans , rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • white/brown rice , cooked
  • 1/2 lime wedge

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Mix blackened seasonings together in a small bowl. Set aside 1 tsp of blackened seasoning for black beans. 

  2. In a cast-iron skillet heat oil on medium heat. Generously sprinkle blackened seasoning over both sides of chicken. Cook chicken in pan for 3 minutes on each side, place in oven for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 

  3. While chicken is cooking, mix diced strawberries, pineapple, and 1 tsp cilantro in bowl. Heat up black beans and corn in microwave or stove top. Mix 1 tsp of blackened seasoning with black beans for extra flavor.

  4. Arrange rice, black beans, corn, fruit salsa, and chicken in a bowl. Garnish with some extra cilantro and a splash of lime juice. Eat up! 

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