Spanish Rice & Chicken

How could anyone not adore this classic, flavorful, nutritious dish? The great thing about Spanish Rice & Chicken is that you c you customize it to your liking from spicy or tangy to hearty or light. It’s deliciois, nutritious, and you’ll be quickly obsessed. 


SPINACH RICE & CHICKEN

Servings: 11 | Calories per Servings: 130

INGREDIENTS:

4 Large Chicken Breasts

2 Cans of Tomato Sauce

2 Cans of Diced Tomatoes

1 and 1/3 Cup Brown Rice

1 Can Diced Green Chiles

1 Medium Onion

6 Mini Sweet Peppers

Half a Cup Diced Green Olives

4 Gloves of Garlic

1 Tablespoon EVOO

Black Pepper, Salt, Cumin, Chili Powder to taste

Of course, feel free to take out what you’d like or add ingredients in depending on your taste buds!
DIRECTIONS:

Heat up the EVOO in a skillet.

Salt and pepper the check breast on one side. 

Place the chicken breast in the skillet with the salt and pepper face down. Sprinkle the unseasoned side now with the salt and pepper.

Cook on each side for 5 minutes.

While those are cooking, chop the onion, garlic, peppers, and green olives.

Once the chicken is done transfer to a clean plate.

Now to the skillet, add the onion and garlic. Let those sweat for a few minutes.

Add the rice now. This will help keep some of that delicious rice texture.

Add the peppers. I used tricolor peppers to make it even more colorful!

Once those are all heated through, add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. 

Cook that down for a few minutes.

Add the cumin and chili powder to taste.

Place the chicken back on top of the spinach rice mixture.

Cook down until chicken is done. I left mine going for about 30 minutes uncovered on low/medium. If you cover it, it will cook quicker, but be aware that tomato sauce will stick and burn to the pan. I did other things around the house while this cooked down. Easy enough!

Then take the chicken out, add the diced green olives and cook for a few more minutes. 

I know this looks like a lot, but it is SO easy and the end result is so delicious.

Serve on a plate with a large spoonful of the rice with half a piece of chicken diced on top! Mmm! 

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