Tara's Chicken


Chicken breasts with a quick and great sauce over rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (14 ounce) jar chunky pasta sauce

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar mild picante sauce

  • 1 (10 ounce) can whole tomatoes

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • cayenne pepper to taste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked white rice

  • 3 cups water


  1. In a large pot over medium-low heat, mix the pasta sauce, picante sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, and Parmesan cheese. Season with oregano, thyme, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.

  2. Place the chicken in a separate pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes, until chicken juices run clear.

  3. Transfer chicken to the pot with the sauce mixture. Cover, and cook on low 1 hour.

  4. In a separate pot, bring the rice and water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve the chicken and sauce over the cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

434 Calories
6g Fat
61g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 1163mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 811mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.