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Santa Fe Chicken and Rice

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 45 min
  • serves: 4 people

This one-skillet dish features cheese topped chicken, rice, black beans and corn, all simmered in flavorful picante sauce. Your family will really enjoy this recipe!

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $11.55

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock or Unsalted Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Ingredient Note: We develop our recipes using a 4-to 5-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast half per serving. However, there are a range of sizes available in-store, from the butcher counter to the meat case and the freezer section. Use whichever you prefer- just follow the recipe as written above for the best result. If you're using larger chicken breasts they may require a little longer cooking time.
  • Step 1

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet.

  • Step 2

    Reduce the heat to medium. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet. Add the rice and cook and stir until it's golden. Stir in the broth, picante sauce and cumin and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the beans and corn. Return the chicken to the skillet. Top the chicken with the cheese. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.

Reviews

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  • yummy

    Kimberly H.
    August 15, 2014

    This was such an easy and great recipe will for sure make it again i used precooked chicken strips and chopped them in bite size pieces and followed recipe as is did add more cheese..

  • Super Easy, Good Flavor

    GessyBear
    June 3, 2013

    This is super easy and makes for great left overs. I use chicken tenderloins because they cook quicker and make it easier to divide up for meals (and lunch the next day). I also use a can of corn instead of frozen (drained) and a can of tomatoes (drained or measure the liquid and subtract that much broth) and if I have it, a diced onion. My husband likes it will Pace Hot for a little extra kick. Its a very easy and quick meal that gives you a little bit of all the food groups that has great flavor.

  • Santa Fe Chicken and Rice

    Nydia P.
    May 29, 2012

    Delicious!! One of my families favorite meals!!

  • Santa Fe Chicken and Rice

    Gretchen G.
    August 1, 2011

    I am not a cook! my husband is...but I am now giving it a try, and this was very easy to make and family really liked! I will be making this one again for sure!!!

  • Santa Fe Chicken and Rice

    jrhw54
    May 23, 2011

    The ONLY thing I change is the servings. I double the ingredients and make plenty for leftovers. The family loves this dish !

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    Calories 591
    Total Fat 13 g
    Sat. Fat 2.9 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 111 mg
    Sodium 1133 mg
    Total Carb 66 g
    Dietary Fiber 10 g
    Sugar 3 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 46 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 17 %DV
    Iron 26 %DV
    Potassium 23 %DV
    Calories 595
    Total Fat 13 g
    Sat. Fat 2.9 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 111 mg
    Sodium 980 mg
    Total Carb 66 g
    Dietary Fiber 10 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 47 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 21 %DV
    Iron 25 %DV
    Potassium 23 %DV
    Calories 595
    Total Fat 13 g
    Sat. Fat 2.9 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 111 mg
    Sodium 814 mg
    Total Carb 66 g
    Dietary Fiber 10 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 47 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 21 %DV
    Iron 25 %DV
    Potassium 23 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.