Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe
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Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

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On days I get home late from the hospital, I'm glad this main dish comes together easily in one skillet. Sometimes, I make it ahead in the morning and refrigerate. It's so quick to just sprinkle on the cheese and reheat it for dinner.—Cindy Gage, Blair, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 381 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 782 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute the chicken green pepper and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. Add the corn, broth, salsa, salt, chili powder if desired and pepper; bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in the rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Chicken and Rice in Country Woman September/October 2001, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 381 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 782 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"Used Chipotle salsa, extra chili powder and cumin. DELICIOUS, fast & easy with things usually on hand! Thanks!"

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"Amazing!!!!"

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"Very boring. It's good enough to cook and eat if you're tired or lazy, but nothing really impressive at all."

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"We found this dish to be okay, but nothing spectacular! Sorry. Won't make again."

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"Very quick and easy and very good!"

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