Chicken with Orange-Pecan Rice

Orange juice adds a citrus splash to a rice mix in this fabulous oven-baked chicken dinner.

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  • prep time 5 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 2
 

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

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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).

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Expert Tips

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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
630mg
630%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
44g
44%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
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 Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.