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Rice with Chicken and Vegetables

A filling and satisfying meal of rice, veggies, and chicken that is packed with flavor.
Bowls of rice with chicken and vegetables topped with cilantro.
Prep time: 20 to 30 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Makes: 7 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced or ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper
1 ½ cups chopped bell pepper
3 cups (28-oz can) diced or crushed tomatoes, including juice
½ cup corn or other vegetables (fresh, frozen, or canned, drained and rinsed)
1 ½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked brown rice
⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, jalapeno pepper and bell pepper and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add remaining vegetables, cumin, chili powder and salt. Simmer until heated through and vegetables are cooked.
  4. Add cooked rice (or serve over rice) and sprinkle cilantro over the top before serving.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Add ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese over the top with cilantro before serving.
  • Use 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes instead of canned.

Thanks to the OSU Extension Latin Heritage Workgroup for this recipe.

Comments

This is a new go-to recipe for our house because it is simple and flexible depending what vegetables or protein we have on hand. We have made with boneless pork loin and ground turkey.

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