El Pollo Loco Chicken/Rice Bowl Recipe

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El Pollo Loco Chicken/Rice Bowl
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  1. For the Spanish rice:.
  2. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 25 minute or until rice is tender. Garnish with green onions.
  3. For the chicken:.
  4. Combine oil, butter, onion powder, garlic powder, food coloring, cumin and lemon juice in large shallow pan. Add chicken halves (or boneless chicken breasts), turning to coat well. Cover and marinate overnight. Remove chicken from marinade and season with salt and pepper. Cook on grill over medium coals until browned on both sides and meat is done, browning and basting frequently, about 25 minutes. Cut into pieces.
  5. For the pinto beans:.
  6. Heat oil and whole chile in sauce pan. When chile is tender, add ground chiles, beans and water. Stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Assembly:.
  8. Place some rice and beans in the bottom of the bowl, followed by several strips of the chicken. Top with a helping of cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onions and cilantro sprigs.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 616.15 Kcal (2580 kJ)
Calories from fat 427.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47.53g 73%
Cholesterol 182.32mg 61%
Sodium 414.1mg 17%
Potassium 444.22mg 9%
Total Carbs 11.59g 4%
Sugars 0.46g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Protein 33.09g 66%
Vitamin C 10.5mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 42.7mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 193.88 Kcal (812 kJ)
Calories from fat 134.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.96g 73%
Cholesterol 57.37mg 61%
Sodium 130.3mg 17%
Potassium 139.79mg 9%
Total Carbs 3.65g 4%
Sugars 0.14g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.25g 3%
Protein 10.41g 66%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 17%
Iron 0.8mg 14%
Calcium 13.4mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.1
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

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