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Easy-to-Cook and Easy-to-Chew

Posted Sep 01 2008 7:10pm
Here's a great way to start September off! A free, nutritious recipe that's guaranteed easy-to-cook, easy-to-chew for people suffering from TMJ Disorder, myofacial pain and swallowing disorders. This is a meal, in fact, that everyone will enjoy!

Yvonne's Mexican Chicken and Rice
1 can chicken broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
3/4 cup uncooked, non-instant brown rice
1 can kidney beans
1 can (10 ounce) chicken, drained and broken up with a fork
1 small can (2 1/4 oz) sliced black olives
  • In a saucepan combine the broth, cumin, pepper, onion and bell pepper
  • Heat this to boiling
  • Stir in the rice and reduce heat
  • Cover and simmer on low until rice is at desired doneness
  • Add the beans and chicken. Heat completely.
  • Stir in the black olives and serve

This is fabulous topped with sour cream. Eat the real stuff...not that pretend goop.

Remember that most cases of TMJD will resolve by themselves give time and a softer diet.

This is one of many healthful recipes that are easy-to-cook and easy-to-chew that can be found in You Can Conquer TMJ: Ideas and Recipes and One Pot Galley Gourmet. Both books can be found on and at

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