I made this recipe with just a couple changes. I used pepper jack cheese, serrano peppers, and I added a can of black beans. The beans were a good addition. Had to add a little more liquid than called for. Overall a very good dish. Should make good leftovers!
Chicken with Chile-Cheese Rice
This homey meal is a real crowd pleaser. To make it even easier to make, buy pre-cut chicken tenders. Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes. Notes: This dish gets a little heat from jalapeño chiles, but it's nicely tamed by the mild cheese. If you'd prefer something less spicy, simply omit one of the peppers.
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- Calories: 563
- Calories from fat: 29%
- Protein: 52g
- Fat: 18g
- Saturated fat: 6.6g
- Carbohydrate: 45g
- Fiber: 2.4g
- Sodium: 1239mg
- Cholesterol: 129mg
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1/2-in.-wide strips
- 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 jalapeño chiles, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 can (7 oz.) whole green chiles, drained and chopped
- 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
- 1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan (with sides at least 2 in. high) over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned but not cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
- 2. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeños to pan, reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring, 1 minute more, then pour in broth and bring to a boil. Boil rice 5 minutes, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover pan, and cook 15 minutes.
- 3. Return chicken to pan and cook until rice is tender, liquid is absorbed, and chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
- 4. Remove pan from heat and stir in chiles, cheese, and cilantro. Serve immediately.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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