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Mexican Rice with Chicken

 Mexican Rice with Chicken
This skillet supper comes together with leftover cooked chicken and a packaged mix. After I prepared this rice, I served the extras on tortillas with cheese and sour cream the next day. Both meals were a hit. —Debra Rzodkiewicz, Erie, Pennsylvania
4 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 385 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 1,217 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.