Recipe by Uncle Ben's®
"Begin with Uncle Ben's® Rice and spice things up. With fiesta chicken, you'll get that south of the border flavor of chilies and cilantro, complimented by healthy, hearty, whole grain brown rice."
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Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 tablespoons
red pepper, diced
UNCLE BEN'S® Fast & Natural™ Whole Grain Instant Brown Rice
chicken breast halves
corn kernels, frozen or canned
I am only giving this 4 stars because I made a few modifications based on other reviews (saying it was bland). Several people said it was bland, so I wanted to spice it up a little.
Here are the modifiations I made: I completely omitted the water. I used one medium onion, one green pepper, and one red pepper. I used a can of enchilda sauce, a can of chicken broth, and a can of Rotel (the Mexican lime flavored kind). I also used a tad more chili powder and a dash of cayenne. It was very watery (despite using no water), yet did thicken as it sat. I served it with fresh cilantro, Mexican cheese, and tortilla chips. Next time, I will have some limes on hand to squeeze some juice over!! It's very tasty and we enjoyed it very much. The way the original recipe is written is a little confusing, because I was under the impression that everything is mixed together. But step 4 states that you serve the chicken over the rice. I was confused because I thought perhaps you were supposed to remove the chicken before cooking the rice? I cooked it by mixing everything together, and served it in bowls and it was terrific. This is a keeper!!
As I was making this recipe I felt that it was missing something. I used chicken broth instead of water to give it more flavor, but it was still bland. I would make this again with more spices to give it more flavor. If anyone else has any suggestions please share.
I make this meal a couple times a month. Our family loves it. I add a can of mild enchilada sauce, leave out the salsa and add 1/4 cup chopped jalapenos, and 1/2 cup shredded cheese. When ready to serve, I sprinkle crushed nacho chips over the top.
I used some hot rotel instead of salsa, and of course... black beans! ate it along with some sour cream on the side. Always cook my rice with broth...no matter what.
I also added chicken broth instead of water for more flavor. Along with the corn I added black beans and then made burritos with mixture...pepper jack cheese on top before folding tortilla really gives it a boost.
This was pretty good. I cut way down on the rice, and added garlic. Still seemed like it needed something, just not sure what.
Bland. I did the recipe just and directed. It was a bit dry and lacking in flavor.
I made this for my husband for supper. Did not have instant rice, so cooked regular rice in advance. Added enchilada sauce, and put it together nice and fast. It was great! He even had seconds. This goes into the regular rotation - thanks!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fiesta Chicken from Uncle Ben's(R)
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 39
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