Black Beans and Rice with Chicken and Apple Salsa

Black Beans and Rice with Chicken and Apple Salsa

The apple salsa was a crunchy, refreshing topping amidst the more standard Mexican ingredients. I jazzed up the rice with cilantro and lime juice, in an attempt to make it more reminiscent of Chipotle's rice. There are several components to this recipe that have to be cooked separately making this a bit involved, but you can cut time by using pre-cooked chicken, making the salsa a day ahead of time, or buying pre-chopped vegetables. The end result is a fantastic combination of your favorite Mexican flavors. Don't be fooled by the pictures--as soon as I took them, everything was mixed together, just like I do at Chipotle!

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