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Travel Inspired Dish & Giveaway #SoyParaSoy

One of the my favorite parts about traveling is not only exploring new cities and learning more about its rich history and culture but also try all of its flavorful foods! Today because it is the day of the Virgen de la Guadalupe I was inspired to cook something a la mexicana. So I gave it a try making chicken with salsa verde, brown rice and broccoli. To make this delish dish I used the following ingredients:
  • 1.5 lbs of chicken breast
  • 1 avocado from mexico
  • 3 medium size tomatillos
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil (with soy bean oil as its base)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 shallot
  • a bunch of cilantro
  • one box of wild mushrooms 
  • salt and pepper to season (at your own taste)
  • brown rice (follow recipe from box)
  • broccoli (cook as you desire)

To make the salsa verde I grabbed a the avocado, tomatillos, garlic, jalapeno and cilantro, and put it all in a blender to mix. Depending how thick you want your mix, you can add a bit of water to make it a bit soupy (which I recommend that way you can add a little extra sauce to your final dish). I then sauteed the chicken with the already heated vegetable oil in a medium saucepan and topped it off with some freshly cut wild mushrooms. Once the chicken was nice and brown on both sides I added the shallots and the salsa verde. I let it all sit in low heat for about 30 minutes.

Once the chicken is cooked, I served my dish with brown rice and broccoli (but you can serve yours with tortillas and any seasonal veggies). What I love about my dish is that it is a well balanced meal with tons of flavor and can take you back for a couple minutes to any destination in Mexico. Plus it has soybean oil which is one of the most versatile ingredients that you can use in the kitchen, helping you create all your favorite traditional meals without compromising taste. You are probably thinking "what does soybean oil have to do with this dish?" well the surprising part about soybean oil is that you could already be using it in all of your favorite dishes! Nearly 100 percent of what's labeled as vegetable oil is actually soybean oil! Just check the ingredients listed on your product label.
Although this recipe and dish was custom designed by yours truly, you can definitely feel free to use it and modify it as you please. However, I highly encourage you to check out Unted Soybean Board's website and Facebook page where you can learn more about the benefits of using soybean oil in all of your dishes.

And to really get you to love soybean oil, our friends have given me the chance to giveaway a $25 Walmart gift card. Just follow the instructions below and enter your chance to win this awesome gift that you can use to buy all the yummy ingredients to your favorite dishes at an everyday low price.

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Disclosure: this is a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and the United Soybean Board. Although the giveaway was coordinated and funded by United Soybean Board, I do have to disclose that Walmart is my client but they did not fund this promotion. However, all opinions expressed are my own. 

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