Thursday, January 8, 2009

One Dish Dinner!

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I made this yesterday for dinner, and it is FANTASTIC. I didn't even have all the ingredients. No green bell pepper, only a half of red bell pepper, and no mushrooms. But it was still awesome.

Here's the recipe, which I got from Taste of Home magazine.

New Orleans-Style Chicken

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This hearty one-dish meal from Jason Bagley of Kennewick, Washington is loaded with tender chunks of chicken, colorful veggies , beans and rice. "This healthy dish is a favorite of mine," Jason notes.

TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 50 min.

1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
2 portobello mushrooms (3 ounces each), chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2-3/4 cups hot water
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 package (8 ounces) red beans and rice mix
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
1/3 cup shredded Asiago cheese

Directions: In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the carrots, onion and peppers in remaining oil for 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the water, black beans and red beans and rice mix. Return chicken to the pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese.

Yield: 6 servings.

Editor’s Note: This recipe was prepared with Zatarain's New Orleans-style red beans and rice.



Stephanie said...

Ooohm this looks yummy! I always love it when you post recipes. I've tried almost all of them so far and you've got good taste (pun intended!)

Guess I'll be trying this one, too!

Kristen Painter said...

I love Taste of Home! And interestingly enough, Hotrod and I are headed to New Orleans on the 17th. Although I'm really going to be watching what I'm eating.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Ooooh, that looks great. I am definitely going to try this one.

Debora Dennis said...

This looks great - wonder if my picky eaters would go for something like this?