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Santa Fe Chicken and Rice Recipe
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Santa Fe Chicken and Rice Recipe

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Cheesy chicken breasts are even more scrumptious served on a bed of tender, Southwest-style rice. This effortless meal from Debra Cook of Pampa, Texas, is ready in half an hour.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup rice equals 462 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 814 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add broth and salsa; bring to a boil. Stir in the rice and garlic powder. Place chicken over rice; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Turn chicken over; cook 10-15 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear and rice is tender. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Santa Fe Chicken and Rice in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup rice equals 462 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 814 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 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 Jan. 19, 2013

Awesome!

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

This recipe is easy and quick to prepare. The rice is as good as the salsa you use. I used black bean and corn salsa...delicious!

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

This recipe was so delicious and easy. I really enjoyed the flavor of the chicken and the rice. I was concerned about using salsa in this dish, but it was really good.

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2008

An EXCELLENT meal. This meal along with a salad makes a filling, healthy meal.

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