I took the advice of some previous reviewers and seasoned up the chicken a little so it wasn't bland. I used the salt and pepper but then I also used garlic powder and chipotle powder and that gave it some good southwestern flavor to go with the poblano and cilantro. I also didnt have grape tomatoes so I used canned whole tomatoes and that made a pretty good sauce. I would say overall this was good, it just needed a tastier chicken. Poblano rice is yummy!
Chicken and Rice with Cilantro-Poblano Sauce
emrick14 Posted: 12/17/08
Uccella Posted: 09/05/09
some changes made this recipe 5 star for me 1.i used chicken parts,that i pan seared before adding the rice and once it was added I cooked it TOGETHER.that makes a lot of difference 2.I omitted tomatoes and mushrooms-this dish doesn't benefit from it,and I'm a big fan of mushrooms,trust me!
SoniainTexas Posted: 05/09/10
The rice part of this dish was incredible, really tasty and good. The chicken part needs to simply cook a different way, I say soak it in buttermilk in the fridge a few hours and then bake in the oven.
Nanoeats Posted: 12/08/11
After using 3 pans and my food processor I was disappointed with the dish. (this is alot for me) it was too bland, which was a surprise considering all of the ingredients. If I made it again I would definitely add a jalepeno. I probably won't make it again though.