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Easy Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe
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Easy Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

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This is a super-tasty, Mexican-style dinner that everyone loves. I've served it at informal get-togethers, passing the toppings around for a fun presentation. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-3/4 cups salsa
  • 1 envelope (5.4 ounces) Mexican-style rice and pasta mix
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 617 calories, 32 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 133 mg cholesterol, 1,478 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, brown chicken in butter. Stir in the salsa, rice mix, olives and lime juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until rice is tender.
  2. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with sour cream, avocado and tomato. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Chicken and Rice in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 617 calories, 32 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 133 mg cholesterol, 1,478 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Easy Mexican Chicken and Rice

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Reviewed May. 5, 2011

It was fairly easy to cut the fat by using fat free cheese, sour cream and low-fat margarine. As with many recipes, taste is not sacrificed by juggling the fat content. This was easy and a nice change of pace for us (just the two of us as the kids are grown!) - and was easy to put a second serving in the freezer for next time!

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Reviewed May. 4, 2011

So tired of people like bsat1 who have to complain about recipes being unhealthy. If you don't think its healthy enough for you, move on and shut up.

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Reviewed May. 4, 2011

YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!

Just look at the ingredients...the extremely high fat, cholesterol, sodium, etc. contents are terrible.

Where are the HEALTHY recipes?

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

I definitely want to make this. Is the liquid in the salsa and the lime juice sufficient to cook the rice or was something left out?

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

I'm making this for the second time tonight! I substituted plain rice for the Mexican rice and pasta mix to accomodate gluten free diets in our home. It was still very delicious!

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