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Black Beans, Chicken and Rice

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  • 30 min prep time
  • total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Give chicken stew a Southwestern twist with cumin, beans, and convenient frozen bell peppers and onions.

Ingredients

2
teaspoons oil
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1 1/2
teaspoons cumin
1
teaspoon chili powder
2
cups cubed cooked chicken
2
cups frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry, coarsely chopped
1
(15-oz.) can black beans, drained, rinsed
1
(14-oz.) can chicken broth
2
tablespoons water
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese

Steps

  • 1 Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add rice, cumin and chili powder; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 2 Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Remove skillet from heat. Uncover; fluff mixture with fork. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted before serving.
  • 1 Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add rice, cumin and chili powder; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 2 Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Remove skillet from heat. Uncover; fluff mixture with fork. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted before serving.

Expert Tips

Use fresh red, yellow and green bell pepper strips, and 1/4 cup of chopped onion, in place of the frozen stir-fry mixture.

Garnish this Southwestern skillet with a tomato wedge and fresh cilantro sprigs.

Serve a refreshing salad of mixed greens, grapefruit and orange sections tossed with a lemon-herb vinaigrette with this flavorful chicken recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
125
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
1010mg
42%
Total Carbohydrate
75g
25%
Dietary Fiber
8g
32%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
39g
39%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
28%
28%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
34%
34%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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