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Baked Chicken and Rice with Autumn Vegetables

With chicken, rice and vegetables, this casserole is a mouthwatering meal in one!

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4

8
chicken drumsticks or thighs (1 1/4 lb), skin removed
1
package (6 oz) original-flavor long-grain and wild rice mix
2
cups 1 1/2-inch cubes peeled butternut squash
1
medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into 3/4-inch slices
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 cup)
2
cups water
1/2
cup garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in skillet about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown. Remove chicken from skillet.
  • 2 In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, mix rice, contents of seasoning packet, squash, zucchini and bell pepper.
  • 3 Add water to skillet; heat to boiling. Pour boiling water over rice mixture; stir to mix. Stir in cheese. Place chicken on rice mixture. Cover pan with foil.
  • 4 Bake about 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

To save minutes on prep time, cut veggies the night or morning before you’re planning to serve this casserole. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
150%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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