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Mexican Chicken and Rice Skillet

Mexican Chicken and Rice Skillet
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4

Want a Mexican dinner on the table fast? Kill it with this skillet chock-full of flavor, and easy as they come. You’ll make this delicious dinner again and again. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lb)
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
1
medium red bell pepper, diced
1
cup diced yellow onion
1/2
teaspoon salt
2 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth
1
cup uncooked white rice
2
tablespoons lime juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Coat chicken in 2 tablespoons of the oil; rub in taco seasoning mix. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 1 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
  • 2
    Remove chicken from skillet. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add bell pepper, onion and salt; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables soften and begin to brown. Add broth; heat to boiling. Stir in rice; return to boiling. Place chicken over rice. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed, rice is tender and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 3
    Drizzle mixture with lime juice; sprinkle with cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Leave it alone! Keep the lid on the skillet for at least the first 20 minutes as the rice cooks. If you remove the lid to check on it, you release heat and steam that are crucial for perfect, yummy rice.
  • Like it hot? Top with hot sauce or sliced pickled jalapeños for a little extra heat.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
1330mg
55%
Potassium
490mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
5g
Protein
43g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • When it comes to Mexican dishes, flavor is everything, and this Mexican chicken recipe is just as big on flavor as it is short on cleanup. You can thank Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix and a healthy sprinkle of fresh cilantro for that.

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