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Mexican Chicken and Rice

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Mexican Chicken and Rice
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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6
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Upgrade regular rice with Mexican flavors everyone will love. Taco-seasoned Mexican chicken drumsticks join corn, peas, tomato, onion and garlic for a zesty, satisfying meal. Fresh cilantro and lime juice add the perfect touch of brightness to this Mexican Chicken and Rice dinner. And on busy weeknights, you'll love that you can have Mexican Chicken and Rice ready to serve in just 40 minutes!
By Melissa Bailey
Updated Oct 10, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 6 large chicken drumsticks
  • 1 large Beefsteak tomato
  • 1 small Vidalia onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups long grain uncooked rice
  • 1 can (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups of water
  • Cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • Lime, wedges (optional)
  • Salt to taste
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso

Steps

  • 1
    Season chicken drumsticks with 1/2 packet of taco seasoning mix.
  • 2
    Sear chicken drumsticks on a medium high heat skillet with just a touch of oil. Once chicken is brown all around, set chicken aside.
  • 3
    On a food processor or blender, blend tomato, onion, and garlic. Add this into a large skillet, over medium high heat and let it cook for a minute or two.
  • 4
    Keep adding the rest of the ingredients to the pan: rice, chiles, corn, peas, and the remainder taco seasoning mix. Stir well and cook for a minute or two. Adjust salt level to taste.
  • 5
    Add water and bring to a boil.
  • 6
    Place chicken on top of the rice.
  • 7
    Cover well, and cook on low for 20-25 minutes until rice has absorbed all of the liquid.
  • 8
    Serve with a generous sprinkle of chopped cilantro and a good squeeze of lime.

Nutrition

390 Calories, 4 1/2g Total Fat, 22g Protein, 66g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
40
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
66g
22%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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