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Simple Chicken and Rice

Chicken is lightly coated with a spiced tomato-mushroom blend for this skillet main dish recipe. Make the blend ahead of time to ease preparation.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins

Simple Chicken and Rice



  1. Lightly coat chicken with 1 tablespoon of the spice blend.
  2. In large skillet cook chicken in hot olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side; remove from skillet. Stir remaining spice blend and rice into skillet; cook 1 minute. Add 2-1/2 cups water; return chicken to skillet. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
  3. Add pea pods to skillet. Cover. Cook 5 minutes more or until rice is tender. Serve with parsley and lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Spiced Tomato-Mushroom Blend



  1. In large bowl combine all ingredients. Place the mixture, one-fourth at a time, in blender. Cover and blend 30 seconds or until tomatoes are finely chopped. Transfer to storage container. Refrigerate; use seasoning blend within 1 month. Makes 8 (1/4-cup) portions.

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To remove grit from dried mushrooms, place in sieve and rinse under cold running water. Drain and pat dry. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until dry and crisp.

Nutrition Facts (Simple Chicken and Rice)

    Per serving:
  • 428 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 82 mg chol.,
  • 625 mg sodium,
  • 46 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 4 g sugar,
  • 38 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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