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Recipe: Southwestern Chicken Taco

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Something that I always keep stocked in my pantry are side dishes. Boxes and bags of pasta, rice, potatoes,  you name it – if it’s a side dish it’s on the shelf. I love the ease and versatility of a box of specialty pasta – you can toss some chicken chunks and broccoli in, serve a lovely piece of halibut atop a bed of rice with some mixed veggies, or bake it with some carrots, snow peas, and crunchy wonton strips… YUM!


I am happy that there is an all natural product that feeds my need for ease when it comes to dinner. Farmhouse is known for not only real ingredients like real butter, pasta (not “macaroni”), and spices, but they are also known for the benefits they give to our planet. They focus on reducing pollution and recycling anything possible, but also for providing jobs in rural America. The rice is grown in Arkansas and Minnesota and packaged in Idaho, giving a way of life to American farmers instead of purchasing ingredients overseas.

Ok enough of that – the important thing – YUMMY. Like seriously delish. The sauce is super creamy and not watery at all. The pasta is tender and no rubbery taste or texture. And EASY, omg so simple – you basically mix it all in a saucepan and let it simmer. That’s it.

I love the basic dinner of baked chicken breast, asparagus with a little butter, and Farmhouse Fettuccine. I have my basics covered (so that brownie afterward doesn’t feel so guilty!) I also love this quick and easy recipe using Farmhouse rice:


Southwestern Chicken Tacos


  • 2lbs Chicken Breast cut into large chunks and dredged in flour
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Farmhouse Mexican Rice with required ingredients (substitute 1c of salsa for the tomatoes)
  • 1/2c  black beans
  • 1/2c can of corn
  • Tortillas – flour or corn (small ones)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream, cilantro, guacamole (optional)

Bake or slow cook chicken breasts – if baking set oven to 365, melt butter on stove or microwave, place chicken in 9×13 pan and pour melted butter on top. Bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through. For slow cooker: Cut chicken and butter into chunks and slow-cook to cooker’s directions (usually 3-4 hours on high)

Shred chicken with forks or cut into small chunks when fully cooked. Cook rice per package instructions. Rinse corn and black beans and mix into rice. simmer on low. Mix chicken and rice together and serve on warm flour or corn tortillas and toppings!

If you don’t want to cook the chicken you can use canned, but I personally prefer the fresh stuff 🙂


You can get even more great recipes and tips at the Farmhouse Blog! You can also find some great coupons and promos on Facebook!

While supplied with the item(s) reviewed, I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Cindy

    July 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Mexican rice.

  2. Margot C

    July 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I haven’t tried them; I am looking for a good pilaf!

  3. Margot C

    July 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm

  4. Jackie

    July 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I have not tried any of the Farmhouse products. I’d like to try some of the rices. I think my family would enjoy the Roasted Chicken Flavor Rice.
    Thak you!

  5. Julie Lynn Bickham

    July 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I like the Four Cheese Flavor Pasta.

  6. Candice

    July 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I like the angel hair pasta.

  7. Julie P

    July 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I’d like to try the Broccoli au Gratin Rice…sounds yummy!!

  8. jeanette sheets

    July 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    the chicken rice

  9. Karen

    July 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I have never tried this brand but it looks and sounds delicious. Always willing to try something new!

  10. ken ohl

    July 8, 2013 at 6:44 am

    the chicken rice is awesome.

  11. Stephanie Phelps

    July 8, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I love the Broccoli au Gratin Rice

  12. Stephanie Phelps

    July 8, 2013 at 8:41 am

  13. Christine Cunningham

    July 8, 2013 at 9:11 am

    the long grain and wild rice

  14. Julie Wood

    July 8, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I really want to try the Broccoli au Gratin Rice! Sounds so delicious!

  15. Julie Wood

    July 8, 2013 at 9:49 am

  16. Jake B

    July 8, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Angel hair pasta sounds delicious!

  17. Brynn

    July 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    they have so many varieties so Id love to try them!!

  18. Elena

    July 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I want to try the angel hair pasta

  19. Elena

    July 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  20. Amy C.

    July 9, 2013 at 5:49 am

    I’d love to try Farmhouse products because our family is moving towards eating more natural and organic foods!

  21. Amy C.

    July 9, 2013 at 5:52 am

  22. Julie Wood

    July 9, 2013 at 6:42 am

  23. Elena

    July 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm

  24. Sandrea Igess

    July 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I haven’t tried the products before but look forward to trying the mexican rice

  25. Julie Wood

    July 10, 2013 at 7:34 am

  26. Elena

    July 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm

  27. Julie Wood

    July 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm

  28. Amy Otrosinka

    July 12, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I have never tried them but I would really like to try the chicken rice.

  29. Sherry S.

    July 13, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Four Cheese Flavor Pasta

  30. Julie Wood

    July 13, 2013 at 9:04 am

  31. Amanda A]

    July 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve never tried Farmhouse before so that is one of the reasons why I would like to win this prize. The Mexican rice looks good so that would be of interest to try.

  32. Starla

    July 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I would love to try the mexican rice! I never get tired of mexican food!

  33. Julie Wood

    July 15, 2013 at 11:16 am

  34. Katherine

    July 16, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Chicken rice sounds good

  35. Julie Wood

    July 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm

  36. Julie Wood

    July 17, 2013 at 11:47 am

  37. Julie Wood

    July 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

  38. trixx

    July 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I’d love to try their products since I’m always on the lookout for tasty foods with no junky ingredients.

  39. Lisa L

    July 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I love their Four Cheese Pasta, simply delicious!

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