Chicken and Rice with Olives

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A delicious one-pot meal that will delight your taste buds. Makes a very pretty presentation as well.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2 inch wide strips
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 4
    garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp
    orange zest
  • 1 pkg
    8-oz. pkg. yellow rice mix with seasoning packet (measure water according to package instructions taking into account orange juice as part of cooking liquid)
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • 1/2 c
    (packed) pimento-stuffed olives, halved
  • 1 c
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ·
    orange wedge to garnish

How to Make Chicken and Rice with Olives

Step-by-Step

  1. Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt and generously with freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, garlic and zest; saute until chicken is lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add water and juice combination and bring to a boil. Mix in rice and seasoning packet and olives. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let stand covered 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro and transfer to a platter. Garnish with orange wedges.

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About Chicken and Rice with Olives

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Latin American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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