Ranchero Chicken and Rice

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Ranchero Chicken & Rice
chicken and rice
Del Monte Foods Corporate
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If you have a craving for Southwestern cuisine but feel like you can never capture the zest you get from an authentic restaurant, Del Monte products are here to prove you wrong. One can of Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies can transform your average dish into a fiesta. Their recipe for Ranchero Chicken & Rice will make you feel like you just stepped south of the border without ever leaving your kitchen. 

6
Servings
418
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • One 14.5-ounce can Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies, undrained
  • One 15.25-ounce can Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn, drained
  • 1 Cup chicken broth, preferably with 50 percent less sodium
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 Cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 3/4 Cups light sour cream
  • 1/4 Cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced (optional)

Directions

Season the chicken with salt and black pepper, to taste.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stir in the tomatoes, corn, broth, chili powder, and cumin. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon of oil.            

Serve topped with sour cream, cilantro, and avocado, if desired.  

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
19%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
17%
Cholesterol
66mg
22%
Protein
24g
48%
Carbs
52g
17%
Vitamin A
54µg
6%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.7%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
46%
Vitamin C
0.6mg
0.9%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
76mg
8%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
22µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
22µg
6%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
99mg
25%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
51%
Phosphorus
326mg
47%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
802mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.1%
Sodium
792mg
33%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.1%
Zinc
2mg
12%

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