Shredded Chicken and Rice
This recipe is a staple in most kitchens and you can see why because it's so easy to prepare. Check it out and see how to make a chicken and rice dish that's easy to make and guaranteed to satisfy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 4-5 thinly sliced chicken breasts seasoned to taste
- 2 cups rice
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1/4 cup dry white wine vino seco
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1 small onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 green bell pepper
- 2 tbsp capers
- 2 tbsp cilantro
- 1/4 cup peas
- 1 tsp sazon
- salt and pepper to taste
- lime juice *optional*
Season chicken on both sides with Cajun seasoning and squeeze
some fresh lime juice on both sides of the chicken.
In a large pot cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fully cooked through, set aside.
Add the onions and peppers to the pot and cook until translucent.
Add the dry white wine and let it reduce by half.
Stir in the fresh garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add the tomato sauce, bay leaves, and season with salt and pepper.
Stir in the rice and water.
Season with sazon, salt, and pepper.
Once the mixture comes up to a boil, lower the heat and then cover.
Cook the rice for 35-40 minutes or until fully cooked through.
Using two forks, shred the chicken and then add it to the cooked rice.
Simmer the rice and chicken for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is nice and warm.
Serve with lime juice, hot sauce, and enjoy!
Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 875mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 27.5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.7mg