Coventry’s Costa Rican Chicken

(Coventry, Amy, ME, Dianna)

In the late 90’s I went on my first missions trip, and it was to Costa Rica. The lessons I learned and the experiences I had will stay with me forever. But love, salvation, and friends were not the only blessings to come from this trip. A delicious meal, nay, a family staple, was born on that trip, created by the culinary wizard, known as Coventry Myers. My mother was just asking me for this recipe and I thought, no mom, not just you! The world needs this recipe! So here you go world, (or 50 or so people that read this blog) Print Here

Coventry’s Costa Rican Chicken

(This would serves about 4)
I double this and it feeds our family of 7 with lots of leftovers.

Package of tortillas, either burrito or taco size will do.
2 cans black beans
1 1/2 chicken breasts
1 cup  rice (uncooked)
1 small onion sliced
1/2  stick of butter
Lizano Salsa** (or your favorite salsa or sauce)

1.First boil your chicken breasts (mine come straight from the freezer, and that is just fine!)

2. Start cooking rice (I boil 1.5 cups of water with some salt and olive oil, and add 1 cup of rice when boiling, perfect in about 20 minutes)

3. Prepare black beans
4.Shred cooked chicken

5. Saute sliced onions in one stick of butter till translucent and tender, not browned

6. Add cooked rice

7. Add shredded chicken. Stir together and cook for a few minutes to get all the flavors mixed together.

8. Place chicken mix on warmed tortilla followed by black beans and then salsa.

Lizano Salsa is more of a sauce then what we typically think of as a salsa. (salsa means sauce in Spanish.)
For the last 10 years we have gotten it from my dear dad-in-law when he went to Costa Rica to surf, but I just found out I can buy it here! And it arrived to my door in 2 days! The kids went nuts. Seriously people. It’s that good. Straight from Miami, straight from Costa Rica. Now,although, what makes this recipe “out of this world” amazing is the Lizano Salsa. But if you have a sauce, or salsa you feel that strongly about, then this here recipe would be the perfect place to highlight it’s flavors!

It’s a hit.

2 thoughts on “Coventry’s Costa Rican Chicken

  1. So, I seriously don't know if I'm more in awe of your tech savviness shown in this blog or the fact that I also went on mission trips to Costa Rica when I was younger. How ironic 😉 I always say I left a piece of my heart in Costa Rica. The people are just beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking! What a special country…. so, now I'm gonna HAVE to test out this recipe to see if it jogs my memory from 15+ yrs ago. 🙂 xoxo


  2. I can tell you what is not impressive right now! The dishes in my sink! Ugh! But seriously, how cool is that little moving picture! Google made it for me! I have no idea how! That is so cool that you went to Costa Rica too! I love it!


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