Chicken with Orange-Pecan Rice

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

  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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.
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