Salsa Marinated Chicken with Mexican Rice (Rachael Ray) Recipe

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Salsa Marinated Chicken with Mexican Rice (Rachael Ray)
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  1. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the tomatoes and the onion into a bowl. Add the garlic, chile peppers and cilantro and stir to combine. Place half of the salsa in a plastic tub or storage container, season with a little salt, cover and store in the refrigerator. Place the remaining salsa in a large resealable plastic bag and add the EVOO. Sprinkle the chicken liberally with salt and pepper and add it to the bag, shaking it around to coat it with the marinade. Double-bag the chicken in case the first bag leaks. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  2. Preheat a grill or a grill pan to medium-high heat.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the rice and cook, stirring, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the reserved salsa and the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes. After about 5 minutes, place the chicken on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, for 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. If you are using black beans, rinse and drain them, then reheat them in a small pan with the cumin and some salt and pepper. If you are using refried beans, reheat them in a small pan with the cumin, thinning them with a splash of water.
  5. Cut the lime into wedges and douse the chicken with lime juice when it comes off the grill. Serve the chicken with the rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 492.32 Kcal (2061 kJ)
Calories from fat 155.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.32g 27%
Cholesterol 152.65mg 51%
Sodium 1673.85mg 70%
Potassium 1456.24mg 31%
Total Carbs 28.13g 9%
Sugars 9.92g 40%
Dietary Fiber 8.31g 33%
Protein 55.3g 111%
Vitamin C 35.6mg 59%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Calcium 75.8mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 73.09 Kcal (306 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.57g 27%
Cholesterol 22.66mg 51%
Sodium 248.48mg 70%
Potassium 216.18mg 31%
Total Carbs 4.18g 9%
Sugars 1.47g 40%
Dietary Fiber 1.23g 33%
Protein 8.21g 111%
Vitamin C 5.3mg 59%
Iron 0.3mg 11%
Calcium 11.3mg 8%

* 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

  • 10.5
  • 12

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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