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Fajita-Stuffed Chicken and Rice Skillet (Cooking for 2)

Fajita-Stuffed Chicken and Rice Skillet (Cooking for 2)
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 2

Enjoy fajitas without the fuss in this easy one-pan stuffed chicken dinner perfect for two. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2
cup thinly sliced yellow onion
1/2
cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
4
teaspoons Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix (from 0.85-oz package)
2
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 5 oz each)
1 1/4
cups Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup uncooked regular white rice
2
tablespoons queso fresco cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Lime wedges

Steps

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  • 1
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and 1 teaspoon of the taco seasoning mix. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables soften; remove from heat. Cool about 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle onion mixture.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and remaining 3 teaspoons taco seasoning mix. In thick side of each chicken breast, cut 3-inch-long pocket to within 1/4 inch of opposite side of breast. Rub chicken breasts with taco seasoning mixture. Spoon half of onion mixture into pocket in each chicken breast. Secure with toothpicks.
  • 3
    Heat same skillet over medium heat; add chicken, and cook 1 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from skillet. Add broth; heat to boiling. Stir in rice; return to boiling. Place chicken over rice. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove toothpicks.
  • 4
    Sprinkle with queso fresco cheese and cilantro; serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t skip the lime wedges! The bright burst of citrus really makes this dish.
  • Be sure to slice the onion and bell pepper thinly so that they fit nicely inside the chicken breasts.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
95mg
31%
Sodium
1030mg
43%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
4g
Protein
38g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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