Salsafied Chicken and Rice

Salsafied Chicken and Rice

Jamey Corrin 0

"A delicious combination of chicken, salsa, and rice to spice up any night at your dinner table."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 586 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 586 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 24.3 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 45.4 g
  • 91%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 1347 mg
  • 54%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook and stir chicken in hot oil until cooked through and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the broth and salsa and bring to a boil; turn off the heat and stir in the instant rice. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the mixture. Cover the skillet and let sit until the rice is tender, about 5 minutes.
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I changed things slightly to fit my family's tastes. I added a bit more mexican kick by tossing the cubed chicken in taco seasoning before cooking. I used brown rice to make it a bit healthier and I only used a sprinkling of cheese instead of the recommended amount. Then I served it up with a dolop of fat free sour cream and home made guacamole. It was fantastic. The leftovers will be great to use as a burrito filling. My husband is a diabetic and this recipe is chock full of flavor, protein and, since I used brown rice, has healthy carbohydrates for him to enjoy.


Um...can you say DELICIOUS!!?? This is such a fantastic recipe! The version I make takes a bit longer because I don't use instant rice: If I have it, I like to use 6-8 bone-in skinless chicken pieces...season them and brown them in olive oil. While they're browning I also throw some sliced yellow onions in the pan and get them all nice a browned as well. Then I add the chicken broth and salsa (I always use the fresh stuff from the deli section of the grocery store packed with cilantro!!), also add 1 cup uncooked brown rice and 1 cup water..and as a nice nutritional bonus, a can of black beans. Turn to low, cover and simmer until the rice is cooked, about an hour, adding water if necessary. Cilantro is a yummy garnish. Also, if you use the small cubed chicken as in the recipe or just pick some chicken off the bone in my version..this makes amazing taco/burrito filling!

Sarah Jo

I made Salsa Chicken in the crockpot today (homemade salsa, chicken breasts, homemade taco seasoning--cook on low all day) in order to make this dish. I just folded in the chopped Salsa Chicken into the rice after it had cooked. I also adjusted the dish in order to use regular long-grain rice instead of instant, which I never keep on hand. Other than that, I kept everything the same. I did not care for this, but my husband and kids did--they ate every single bite. I served this with additional salsa and reduced fat sour cream and I made a black bean/corn "salad" to go with--the combination together was very nice.