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Chipotle Chicken with Coriander Rice

Chipotle Chicken with Coriander Rice delivers a really good blend of sweet-hot flavor.

Cooking Light JULY 2014

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup rice, 1 chicken breast half, and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 2 teaspoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and coriander; sauté 1 minute. Stir in rice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; sauté 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in parsley and lemon juice.

4. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side. Place chicken on a baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes or until done. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add stock; cook 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, cherry preserves, and remaining ingredients; cook 3 minutes or until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Serve sauce with chicken and rice.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 419
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrate: 44g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 109mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 486mg
  • Calcium: 38mg
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