Last night I made Harissa Chicken, a fancy but easy meal from Publix’s ready-to-cook section, and added a spiced green bean dish on the side. Total cook time was about 30 minutes and everything was delicious!
On the Menu: Harissa Chicken over Rice with Bhindi Masala Green Beans and Onions
I started by laying out all my ingredients from the dinner kit. The meal clearly says it comes with asparagus, but on closer inspection, I noticed Publix seems to have forgotten to add that. Funny thing was, I was actually going to leave that out because I don’t like asparagus. However, if it is in the photo and the first ingredient listed on the package, I do still expect to see it in the box!
Next I prepped for my side dish and chopped half a Vidalia onion in small slices and gathered the green beans, oil and spices for the Bhindi Masala dish from Arora Creations. (this is totally optional and does not come with the kit)
Easy Cooking Instructions:
First put a little oil in the pan, cook the chicken completely and then cut into small pieces. Then add the chicken to the sauce and let it simmer on low.
Next mix together zucchini and squash mix, rice, dried apricots and 1/2 tbsp of butter. Microwave 3 min.
While that’s microwaving, make your side dish:
Put 1/2 cup olive oil in a big pan with the green beans and cook them for 4 min. on medium heat before adding the spice packet. Then cook them for 5 more minutes so they get good and flavored with the spices. Remove beans with tongs so you leave the spiced oil in the pan.
Next add the onions and sauté until soft. When the onions are ready, add the green beans back to pan and fold into onions. Give them a couple minutes to meld flavors.
Time to plate!
Now take the rice mix out of microwave and top with chicken and sauce.
Add green beans on the side and sprinkle everything with the sliced almonds.
And done! Yum!
I have really liked all the meals I’ve gotten from the Publix Ready-to-Cook section. Have you guys tried any? Let me know! I’m curious if the chicken and dumplings slow cooker one is any good.