Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner with a Kick

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Cecelia Anderson

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@ceander

This is really a delicious meal. As a variation you can leave out the beans and the corn, and just use the chicken, chicken broth, cumin, and rice and do everything except add the beans and the corn, and make a delicious burrito by adding the mixture to a toasted tortilla and top with cheese. So many variations to this recipe. Make it your own and enjoy.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

With the corn, black beans and picante sauce, this recipe is so colorful ... and tasty.

I didn't have any canned chicken, so I cooked up two chicken breasts and it worked perfectly. This dish is a little spicy, but not overpowering. Adjust the seasonings to your taste. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 10 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Serves 4
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 2
    10 oz. cans of canned chicken breast, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    10.5 oz chicken broth
  • 1 c
    mild pace picante sauce
  • 1 tsp
    cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil (I prefer)
  • 1 c
    minute rice (or any brand instant rice)
  • 1 c
    black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 c
    frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner with a Kick

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the rice and cook and stir until its golden.
  3. Stir in broth, picante sauce and cumin and heat to a boil. Cover and cook for 15 minutes
  4. Reduce the heat to low, stir in the canned chicken, beans, and corn. Top with cheese and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Burrito Variation:
    Do steps 1 to 3. Then for step 4 omit the beans and corn and cook the drained chicken with the rice mixture for 5 minutes. In a hot skillet place one tortilla in pan and heat about 10-15 seconds per side until warm and flexible. Place tortilla on a plate; add a portion of the chicken, and rice mixture and top with cheese. Make sure all ingredients are near the middle of the tortilla. Starting from the end closest to you, fold tortilla just over the middle, covering the filling. Carefully fold in both side of the tortilla over the filling, then finish folding to the end, wrapping it all up.

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About Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner with a Kick

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican




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