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Spicy Chili-Chicken Rice

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"Brown rice with chopped chicken, corn with chiles, and lots of spice is baked with shredded cheese and served over shredded lettuce with chopped avocado and crunchy jicama strips."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 333 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion and serrano pepper. Cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Combine the cooked onion and serrano, the rice, chicken, canned corn, canned tomato sauce, chili powder and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Transfer to a greased 2-quart casserole. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve rice mixture over lettuce with bell pepper, avocado, jicama and lime wedges.

Footnotes

  • * For more flavor, try cooking your rice in chicken broth instead of water.
  • ** To add more heat to this dish, use 1 to 2 teaspoons ground chipotle chile pepper or ground ancho chile pepper in place of the chili powder.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 333 calories; 13.4 g fat; 37.4 g carbohydrates; 17.2 g protein; 40 mg cholesterol; 130 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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