Mexican Rice with Chicken Recipe
- 1 package (6.4 ounces) Mexican-style rice and pasta mix
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1-3/4 cups water
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with onions, undrained
- 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1. In a large skillet, cook and stir rice and pasta mix in butter until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the water, tomatoes and contents of rice seasoning packet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10 minutes.
- 2. Add chicken and jalapeno. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Rice-a-Roni rice and pasta mix. When cutting hot peppers, disposable gloves are recommended. Avoid touching your face.
1-1/2 cups: 385 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1217mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.
Reviews for Mexican Rice with Chicken
"In response to SHOK, I don't think water is counted as an ingredient."
"This tastes good and is easy to make. I have also made it with drained ground beef instead of chicken, and that tastes excellent too. This is a really good recipe for an easy, tasty, week night meal."
"Another recipe advertised as "5-ingredients" in a line-up with chicken recipes like that, and there are 6! Can no one count anymore when they list these things?! I'm sure it's good which is why the 5-star rating, but I am confused with the advertising of 5!"
"Sounds good. But I can't find one that has Mexican rice and pasta in it like abusymom says. What is it called?"
"This recipe was surprisingly good for how easy it was to make; however, I think it was lacking something. I think some green peppers would be a nice addition. This would also be good inside a flour tortilla."
"I don't consider a dish made from a commercial mix a recipe. Never as healthy as made from scratch, and Mexican rice from scratch is simple to make. but I do like another reviewers hint to use the leftovers in a taco shell with taco trimmings."
"mindysmama: Rice-a-Roni makes both a Mexican style and Spanish style rice/pasta mix. Here is a link to the company information: http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Rice-A-Roni/Classic_Favorites/Mexican_Style Hope this helps! I've used it for years and it's really good, as is this recipe!"
"No thanks, just a prepackaged side dish loaded with salt an preservatives. Make something from scratch so you can decide what goes in or not."
"mindysmama - Rice-a-Roni makes a Mexican Style Rice and pasta. I like everyone's suggestions!"
"I love the idea of serving the extra (or deliberate leftovers!) in tortillas with sour cream. And for that extra meal, I would add some chopped lettuce, onions, maybe some taco sauce. I'm practically salivating as I type this! Thanks, Debra from Erie, PA!"
"Sounds Good but someone help me what is Mexican rice and pasta"
"This was a quick and easy meal... The package of rice mix that I used was a little bigger than the size called for here, so I had to adjust the water accordingly (I needed 2 1/2 cups of water but I figured that would be too much liquid along with the juice from the tomatoes so I ended up draining the juice from the tomatoes which measured out to about a half cup, then I added two cups of water). Also sprinkled on some sharp cheddar at the end and let it sit off the heat to melt a bit - Mexican food and cheese go hand in hand if you ask me. Anyway, it was a great dish and went over very well in my family:)"
"If you add cooked rice, black beans, sour cream, and picante, it makes a good burrito."