Chicken & Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 303.6
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 81.3 mg
  • Sodium: 733.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 35.4 g

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Submitted by: JFGWIFE


Traditional Mexican dish... very yummy! High protein and low fat! :) Traditional Mexican dish... very yummy! High protein and low fat! :)
Number of Servings: 8


    • Boneless/skinless chicken breast: 2 1/2 pounds, cut in serving pieces
    • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 can (15 ounce) tomatoes, diced, drained
    • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
    • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
    • 8 saffron threads


Add hot sauce to taste (if desired)


Sprinkle chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon salt and the paprika; brown lightly in hot olive oil on both sides. Remove chicken; set aside. Sauté onion and tomato until onion is almost transparent. Add garlic and sauté another minute or two. Add rice. Sauté and stir until the rice is opaque and coated with the fat. Add broth and bring to a boil; crumble saffron into the mixture. Top rice with chicken pieces; cover tightly and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until rice and chicken are done. Fluff rice with a fork. Cover and simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes longer. Taste and add more salt or pepper sauce, if necessary. Serve hot.

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JFGWIFE.


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