Spicy Chicken and Rice Recipe
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
- 2 medium green peppers, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
- 6 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- Place chicken in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, green peppers, onion, garlic, paprika, salt, cumin and chipotle pepper; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
- Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred with two forks and return to the slow cooker. Stir in rice and beans; heat through. Garnish with cheese and sour cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
Reviews for Spicy Chicken and Rice
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I think the recipe was okay, I didn't add the beans so I substituted the beans for green beans. Also someone said you can use 1 cup water and a can of diced tomatoes, though you CAN'T! Do not try that! Other than that it was very tasty and good!
I also tweaked the recipe to fit my needs. We are not big eaters and found that one 8 oz. chicken breast was plenty and halved the rest of the ingredients. I did add a chicken boullion cube when I added the tomates. The spices were just right for us. I did not use a slow cooker but cooked on top of the stove for about 2-1/2 hours until the chicken was falling apart. I served the chicken mixture over rice rather than adding the rice to the finished dish. I had enough to serve 4 people.
Love this recipe. It is a favorite. Lots of flavor. I only use 4 cups of rice instead of 6. I only use one green pepper. I have also put it in a wrap with the cheese and sour cream.
Needs tweaking, but overall a great, easy recipe. I only had one can of the diced tomatoes, so I added a little extra water. Did not diminish the flavor, though I tweaked that with more salt and a tsp of sage. Sounds weird I know, but the flavor worked to dampen the chipotle and make it more to my families tastes. Used only 2/3rds of the beans and one green pepper. Rice on the side.
I felt that there was an uneven chicken/rice ratio. Seemed to have more rice than what was necessary. I think I would tweak the recipe a bit and perhaps add chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce instead of ground chipotle pepper and maybe some canned enchilada sauce or something to moisten it up a bit, but the concept is solid and it makes plenty for leftover lunch the next day.