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SOLAR COOKING: Southwest Chicken w/Herbed Brown Rice

I love cooking with the sun!  This Southwest Chicken w/Herbed Brown Rice couldn't be easier.  Toss in the ingredients, give a quick stir and let the sun do the rest!

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


Chicken Mixture

  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, chopped
  • 1 cup Black or Pinto Beans , drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup Whole Kernel Corn , drained
  • 1 cup Chunky Salsa
  • 1 14.5 oz can Rotel Tomatoes , undrained

Brown Rice Mixture

  • 1 cup Brown rice
  • 2 cups Broth
  • 1 Cube herb bomb (or minced herbs of choice)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Set up solar oven.  Use double-stack enamelware pans with see-through lid.

  2. Mix all ingredients for chicken into one pan. Mix all ingredients for rice in another pan. Stack rice pan on top of chicken pan. Cover with see-through lid.

  3. Place covered stacked pans in solar oven and cook until liquid is absorbed from rice pan (about 1.5 - 2 hrs).
  4. Carefully remove pans from solar oven and bring them into house. Fluff rice with fork and place serving on plate. Top rice with SW Chicken mixture.  Enjoy!