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Spanish Chicken

I'm always on the lookout for good, fast recipes. This one is easy to cook and serve. I've found that even children like eating chicken this way.—Mrs. Robert Trygg, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained


  • In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and garlic until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, water, rice, bouillon and seasonings. Bring to a boil.
  • Pour into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; top with chicken. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Uncover; spoon picante sauce over chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Garnish with olives.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 431 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 969mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • winnie98
    Mar 18, 2012

    FANTASTIC FLAVOR!! I'm passing this recipe on to my sisters and nephew. I used medium picante and it had just the right BITE....YUMMY

  • Cryan1877
    Jan 31, 2012

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  • killersalsa
    Jan 25, 2012

    Just as easy to use a 16 ounce jar of KILLER SALSA!!

  • SJo80
    Feb 14, 2011

    Good!! Next time I make it, I'll reduce the cinnamon slightly though.

  • lindapatrick
    Dec 15, 2008

    I love this recipe, and the finished product looks exactly like the picture..! Easy on-hand ingredients and easy instructions make for a great "meal-in-one dish"..!

  • JennKruger
    Nov 30, 2008

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