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Easy Chicken and Rice

easy chicken and rice Entree
Easy Chicken and Rice
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

Progresso® chicken broth provides a simple addition to this chicken and rice recipe made using vegetables - a delightful dinner ready in 30 minutes.

Updated December 15, 2010
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 1
    cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 2 1/4
    cups water
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1
    package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (about 3 cups)
  • 2
    small red or yellow bell peppers, cut into bite-size strips (about 2 cups)
  • 8
    medium green onions with tops, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 3
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1
    cup tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/2
    cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 2
    cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken (from 2-lb chicken)
  • 1
    cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 oz)
  • 3
    tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Steps

  • 1
    Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in deep 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and garlic in oil 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat until rice is cooked.
  • 3
    Stir rice, pasta sauce, broth, chicken and 1/2 cup of the cheese into vegetable mixture; cook over medium-low heat about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the parsley.

  • You can use either curly-leaf or flat-leaf parsley for this recipe. When purchasing parsley, look for a bunch with bright-green leaves that show no sign of wilting.
  • Make this dish extra colorful by using 1 red bell pepper and 1 yellow bell pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
21%
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
840mg
35%
Potassium
570mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
5g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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