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Chicken with Orange-Pecan Rice

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  13 reviews
  • 5 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 2 servings
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Orange juice adds a citrus splash to a rice mix in this fabulous oven-baked chicken dinner.

Ingredients

1/2
package (6.2 oz) fast-cooking long-grain and wild rice mix
1
cup orange juice
1/4
cup chopped pecans
3
tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries
2
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3/4 lb)
1/4
teaspoon paprika

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In pan, mix 1/2 cup of the rice, 1/2 of the seasoning packet from rice mix, orange juice, pecans and cranberries. Place chicken on rice mixture; sprinkle with paprika.
  • 3 Cover with foil. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Remove foil, stir and bake an additional 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (165°F).
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In pan, mix 1/2 cup of the rice, 1/2 of the seasoning packet from rice mix, orange juice, pecans and cranberries. Place chicken on rice mixture; sprinkle with paprika.
  • 3 Cover with foil. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Remove foil, stir and bake an additional 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (165°F).

Expert Tips

Be sure to use the fast-cooking rice mix for this recipe. The regular type will take too long to cook.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
630mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
57g
19%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
22g
22%
Protein
44g
44%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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