Chicken, Vegetable and Rice Medley

Chicken Helper jump-starts a soul-food favorite. A pinch of this and that lend a cook's homemade touch.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
teaspoon paprika
1/2
teaspoon adobo all-purpose seasoning
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), if desired
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
2
medium green bell peppers, chopped (2 cups)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
2
boxes Chicken Helper™ chicken fried rice
2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1 In small bowl, mix paprika, all-purpose seasoning and red pepper; set aside.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil and butter over high heat until butter is melted. Add chicken and half of the paprika mixture; cook and stir over high heat until chicken is white. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.
  • 3 Add bell peppers and onion to skillet; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms, tomatoes and remaining paprika mixture; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in chicken, uncooked rice and seasoning mixes (from Chicken Helper boxes) and broth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.

Expert Tips

Adobo, a Philippine seasoning made from ground chiles, herbs and vinegar, gives this dish a spicy kick. If you don't have adobo, you can leave it out and add 1/4 teaspoon chili powder instead.

Flavor is the cornerstone of soul food. Generous amounts of onion, peppers of all sorts, herbs and spices bring out the smoky and robust flavors in cooking. In this recipe, paprika brings a slight sweetness to the dish as well as a boost of color.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
1270mg
1270%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.