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Sausage 'n' Chicken Skillet

 Sausage 'n' Chicken Skillet
Says Joanna Iovino of Commack, New York: “Chicken and rice was a staple at my parents' house, but the chicken never turned out quite right. I enjoy this recipe much more now that I use tasty skinless chicken and kielbasa.”
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 pound smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon thyme and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. In
  • a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in oil until no longer pink.
  • Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute the kielbasa, onion and green pepper until
  • vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in
  • the water, rice, bouillon, hot pepper sauce, and remaining thyme and
  • pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 18-20
  • minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.

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Sausage 'n' Chicken Skillet (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 296 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 352 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
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