Spanish Chicken and Rice

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
1
cup chopped onions
1
cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2
cup diced cooked ham
3
garlic cloves, minced
2
cups water
1
(8-oz.) pkg. seasoned Spanish yellow rice mix
4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2
teaspoon paprika
1/2
cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onions, bell pepper and ham; cook about 5 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic; cook 30 to 60 seconds or until softened.
  • 2
    Add water; bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Top with chicken breast halves; sprinkle with paprika. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender, all water is absorbed and chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear. Sprinkle with olives.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • This recipe is inspired by classic Spanish arroz con pollo (chicken with rice). Packaged yellow rice mix simplifies this version.
  • Many Spanish recipes are flavored with olive oil, onions, green bell pepper, ham and garlic.
  • To remove skin from garlic, press clove gently with flat side of knife. Cut off root end, remove skin and finely chop.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1460mg
61%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
36g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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