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Spanish rice and chicken topped with Cheddar cheese makes a flavorful one-dish skillet meal.
Place chili powder, salt, cumin and pepper in large resealable plastic food bag; add chicken. Tightly seal bag. Turn bag several times to season chicken.
Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add seasoned chicken strips. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in rice and onion. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in water and tomatoes. Continue cooking 4-6 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.
Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 18-22 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in green pepper; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Dietary Fiber: 3g
The first time I cooked this dish, I followed the directions and wasn't too impressed. I had the idea to grill the chicken and in a separate pot cook the veggies. I cooked Spanish rice in a separate pot as well and then sliced the grilled chicken into strips. I then tossed all components together. Turned out excellent!
I used an extra cup of water because the rice seemed to need more liquid, but still was a very tasty recipe. A suggestion: use one diced, very hot jalepeno instead of the red pepper. I did and it tasted great!
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