Spanish Chicken 'n Rice

Spanish Chicken 'n Rice
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2 Reviews
Spanish rice and chicken topped with Cheddar cheese makes a flavorful one-dish skillet meal.
05 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

1 teaspoon
chili powder
3/4 teaspoon
salt
1/2 teaspoon
ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon
pepper
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
12 ounces
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 1/2 cups
uncooked long grain rice
1 medium (1 cup)
onion, sliced
1 1/2 cups
water
1 (14.5-ounce) can
diced tomatoes, undrained
1 small (1/2 cup)
green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup
shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
610
Cholesterol
115mg
Carbohydrates
64g
Protein
37g
Fat
22g
Sodium
880mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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!

Rating

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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