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Recipe Exploration: Santa Fe Chicken

Served with Chi Chi's Corn Cake

Name:  Santa Fe Chicken
By:  Renee
Prep Time: 10 – 30 min (depending on type of rice)
Bake Time: 25 min

Servings: 3

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 cups of uncooked long grain rice (can use instant)
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • ½ of an onion, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 4 oz can of green chiles (use less if desired)
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
  • ½ cup of mexican blend cheese
  • Lettuce, Guacamole, and Sour Cream to top

Directions:

  1. Saute uncooked rice, garlic, cumin, and onion in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
  2. Add tomato sauce and green chiles.  Simmer for 20 minutes if using non instant rice.  If using instant rice, simmer until liquid is mostly absorbed. (use less green chiles if desired)
  3. Place rice mixture into a 8X11 baking dish.  Season both sides of the chicken with taco seasoning and pepper and place chicken on top of rice.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes (or until internal temperature of chicken is 165 degrees)
  5. Sprinkle 4 oz of mexican blend cheese and bake until melted, about two to three minutes.
  6. Serve chicken lettuce, guacamole and sour cream, topped or on the side.

Notes:

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