Chipotle Chicken with Spanish Rice Recipe
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Chipotle Chicken with Spanish Rice Recipe

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Chipotle peppers add smoky heat to this zippy chicken and rice dish. Chop up leftovers and stuff into bell peppers for a tasty twist. —Carolyn Collins, Freeport, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 packages (8.8 ounces each) ready-to-serve Spanish rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro or parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Stir in beans, salsa and chipotle pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 6-8 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into chicken reads 170°.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions. Serve chicken with beans and rice; sprinkle with cheese and cilantro. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chipotle Chicken with Spanish Rice in Simple & Delicious April/May 2014

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.


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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

"Made this last night. Didn't change anything. Will definitely make this again. I used the Spanish Near East Rice. Heat was just right, but next time I might add a little more. We like spicey. Great Recipe!!"

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"Simple ingredients and execution add up to a good quick preparation meal. I like it as a work day lunch."

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"Absolutely fantastic! Would not change a thing. Spice level was just right."

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"Way too hot. I was so excited to make it, and I tossed it all."

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Love the smokiness that the Chipotle gives this chicken and thighs are my favorite cut. Love that it is super easy to whip up. Worth giving it a try."

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