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Southwest Chicken and Rice Recipe

Southwest Chicken and Rice Recipe

With brown rice, whole grains, tomatoes and corn, this super-fast meal is such a tasty way to get your family to eat more fiber…they won't even realize it's good for them! —Penny Hawkins, Mebane, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) ready-to-serve Santa Fe whole grain rice medley
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) ready-to-use Southwestern chicken strips, cut into chunks
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1. Heat rice according to package directions. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine chicken and tomatoes; stir in rice. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; cook 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 340 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 1,292 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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