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Creamy Poblano Rice with Chicken

Creamy Poblano Rice with Chicken
Makes:
4 servings
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
65
minutes
Low Calorie
based on
35 reviews
Creamy Poblano Rice with Chicken will jazz up your chicken and rice with its wonderful combination of flavors. Your guests and family will come back for more!

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small poblano chile pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 (about 8 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or paprika (optional)
  • 1 cup uncooked medium or short grain rice
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom pieces, drained

Directions:

HEAT 2 tablespoons oil in large, nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and chile pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Add chicken, black pepper and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink. Remove chicken mixture to bowl; set aside.

HEAT remaining oil in same saucepan over medium heat. Add rice; stir to coat well. Microwave broth in 1-quart microwave-safe measuring cup on HIGH (100%) power for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes or until very hot.

ADD hot broth to rice small amounts at a time, stirring constantly. Allow each addition of broth to be absorbed before adding more. Once broth is gone, add evaporated milk in the same manner, stirring until absorbed. The process will take between 25 to 35 minutes. When the rice soft, stir in reserved chicken mixture and mushrooms. Rice should be creamy, not soupy.


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  •  Star(s)

    Deceiving

    Viki Giles from Hampton VA

    Don't Be fooled by the Low calorie remark next to the recipe this has 24 Grams of Fat you can make subsitutions to lower the fat and calories

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome!!!!!!

    James Chevalier from Burnsville,MN

    Made this dish for dinner to night. Was very SUPRIZED with the flavoring and the texture of the dish. The rice is a little time intensive. But well worth it. I would so make this dish again.

  •  Star(s)

    Outstanding!

    Mary Brinkley from ADA, OK

    This dish is so delicious! It's a little time-intensive because of the way the liquids are added to the rice but it's so worth it. I just made it three days ago and it's already on the menu again for this weekend. It's got a nice little kick to it and the tiniest hint of sweetness to balance it out. TRY THIS ONE!

  •  Star(s)

    CREAMY POBLANO RICE W/CHICKEN

    Dolores Castle from MIDDLETOWN, DE

    THIS DISH WAS PREPARED FOR MY FAMILY RECENTLY AND WAS GIVEN RAVE REVIEWS. THE PEPPERS WERE SLIGHTLY HOT IN FLAVOR WHICH ONLY ADDED TO THE OVERALL RECIPE. THIS WILL MAKE A REPEAT APPEARANCE AT OUR TABLE.

  •  Star(s)

    really good and easy

    KRISTINA HAYNES from FRIENDSWOOD, TX

    My husband and I loved this recipe. I used Risotto rice and made it just like I was making Risotto. It was so rich and creamy. I will be making this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent, easy and delicious!

    MELISSA LAYCOCK from Kaiserslautern, Germany

    This recipe is my new comfort food!

  •  Star(s)

    rice is nice

    susan crisman from VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

    My son HATES rice and won't eat anything with it in. I made this dish, it was simple and quick to make, but more important my son ate it. And he asked me to make it again some time. AMAZING!!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy dinner

    laura withers from MANCHESTER, NH

    I liked this recipe. I used canned chopped green chilles, just because I had some, and I might recommend this for anyone who wants to tone down the spice (I thought it was a little bland with this way and next time will definitely use a poblano). The texture was a bit thick and sticky, but overall a good easy dish.

  •  Star(s)

    Good and Spicy

    Shirley Tyler from JONESBORO, GA

    This is a very good recipe, not for people who like mild food. I used Jasmine rice and it was great. A little different flavor. Will definitely serve again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    great rice dish

    rachael ruiz from ARBUCKLE, CA

    This was very delicious and creamy. I did subsitute fresh mushroom and added a little garlic, and it was very fresh tasting. We will make this one again.

  •  Star(s)

    very good

    Jean Campbell from BALTIMORE, MD

    I substituted 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and a half can of the milk. Very good!!

  •  Star(s)

    I Luv It!

    Guadalupe Ela Gomez from El Centro, CA

    I made this dish a couple of days ago and I completely fell in love with it. I love the spicyness that the chile poblano gave it.

  •  Star(s)

    A lot of work.

    Stephannie Wyckoff from AKRON, OH

    This recipe is alot of work and not as flavorful as you might expect. This one needs some work.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Poblano Rice with Chicken

    Kelsey Ayala from WOODINVILLE, WA

    This is absolutely the best recipe I have tried off of NVBB. Our grocery stores do not carry poblano chiles, so I used pasilla chiles which made it very spicy..just the way I like it. This recipe is a keeper!!

  •  Star(s)

    Not bad

    Lori Parker from Brooklyn, NY

    I liked this, but thought it was still a little bland... so I splashed it with some Tabasco, and bingo! Mucho sabor!

  •  Star(s)

    Yummmmmmmmmmyyyyyy

    Kelsey Ayala from Redmond, WA

    This was excellent! I will definitely make it again. I could not find poblano chili's at the supermarket, so I substituted pasilla chili's, which made it even spicier.

  •  Star(s)

    Pretty good, but not for chili heads

    r miller from dallas, TX

    This was easy and tasty, but I thought it was even better with some garlic (not too much), fresh mushrooms, roasted red peppers and a shredded cheese garnish. Will make it again, esp for potlucks.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy poblano rice with chicken

    Teresa Salvador from Pennsgrove, NJ

    We are rice eaters and I have to tell you that this rice is very good and nice and creamy I will use this recipe very often.

  •  Star(s)

    RICE & CHICKEN

    Martha Seighman from Washington, NC

    Being the wimp that I am, I had to do some substituting and cutting down of some of the ingredients......the chile pepper, etc. All in all a very good recipe.....for this rice lover anyway.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy poblano rice with chicken

    donna hollowell from allegany, NY

    This was realyy quite good. we enjoyed it. It has a real good taste.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent chicken 'one dish meal'!

    Jeri Haley from Tenino, WA

    I can attest how quick and easy this recipe is. When I got home from drs. appt. I made this for dinner. Very easy to put together, excellent taste, and a beautiful presentation. Spicy and creamy. We loved it and there wasn't much left it was so good. I'll be making this chicken dish many times during the coming months and will be a wonderful dish to serve guests. Made a small green salad to go with it and it was a very filling meal. Thanks for a wonderful recipe and delicious meal!

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Poblano Rice with Chicken

    DARLENE WALSH from ABINGTON, MA

    THIS WAS YUMMY!!! ADDED MUSHROOMS & ROASTED PEPPERS!

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Poblano Rice with chicken

    Janice Caudle from Owens Cross roads, AL

    This was very easy and my family seemed to really like it.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent!

    Alta Dannelley from Longview, TX

    This was very good and creamy...I did add saute some fresh mushrooms along with the chicken,.,,awesome flavors!

  •  Star(s)

    Homey and tasty

    Carine Nadel from LAGUNA HILLS, CA

    My family loved this dish. They loved the creamy, warm hominess. I loved that it was easy.

  •  Star(s)

    Poblano pepper?

    Marilyn Shober from Phillipsburg, NJ

    I couldn't find poblano peppers, so I used a green chili instead and it was still very good. I would make it again.

  •  Star(s)

    Unbelievable!

    Grace Garcia from Quezon City, Phil

    I never felt so skilled in cooking my entire life! It made me feel so confident about my cooking skills. It's sooo easy to make and sooo unbelievably delicious. I'll never tire from cooking it...and eating it as well!

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Poblano Rice & Chicken

    chris alvarado from austin, TX

    My family loved this recipe! Including my picky husband!!! It was really easy and that's a plus for me since I work on my feet all day. I sent it to my sister and she said she loved it too.

  •  Star(s)

    Recipe rocks!

    Karen Rhyne from Shelby, NC

    This dish is quick and easy to prepare. I was impressed with the taste. My kids and I loved it! It was so easy to prepare both my 9-yr-old and 7-yr-old helped with ease. What a great recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Rice and Chicken

    margaret philpott from newport news, va

    I also made this recipe, but made changes. Instead of 3 1/2 cups of chicken broth, I used 1 can of Mushroom Soup and 1 can of water and it was much creamer I thought. This is really a good tasty dish and did not take long to fix. The next time I am going to add a can of green peas and I will have a complete meal, all in one bowl.

  •  Star(s)

    Very good.

    Tammy Koelzer from Caldwell, ID

    My whole family enjoyed this recipe, and that is rare.

  •  Star(s)

    Flavor, flavor, flavor!

    sheilah young from oakley, CA

    Great combination of flavors.

  •  Star(s)

    WONDERFUL!

    Anthony Wigley from Shelby, NC

    This recipe is the best. It's easy to make, and it's very easy to follow the directions. The ease of preparation was simply marvelous. The ingredients were top-notch, and the preparation time was very quick. It was worth it because the taste was out of this world. Prepare this one today; you won't be sorry!

  •  Star(s)

    Crowd pleaser!

    Ann Marie from Pasadena

    This was a hit as my church potluck, I used brown rice and cooked the rice by itself, added in the reheating stage. I used a different chili and it was slightly hot. A nice change from the usual chicken dishes.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Poblano Rice with Chicken

    Lisa Sims from Scott Depot, WV

    I tried this on my husband and he loved it, was so easy to make, and was such a nice change from the tacos.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 520
  • Calories from Fat: 220
  • Total Fat: 24g (37% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 8g (41% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 70mg (23% of DV)
  • Sodium: 1060mg (44% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 54g (18% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (10% of DV)
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 2% of DV
  • Calcium: 25% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Creamy Poblano Rice with Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small poblano chile pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 (about 8 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or paprika (optional)
  • 1 cup uncooked medium or short grain rice
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom pieces, drained

 

Directions

HEAT 2 tablespoons oil in large, nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and chile pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Add chicken, black pepper and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink. Remove chicken mixture to bowl; set aside.

HEAT remaining oil in same saucepan over medium heat. Add rice; stir to coat well. Microwave broth in 1-quart microwave-safe measuring cup on HIGH (100%) power for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes or until very hot.

ADD hot broth to rice small amounts at a time, stirring constantly. Allow each addition of broth to be absorbed before adding more. Once broth is gone, add evaporated milk in the same manner, stirring until absorbed. The process will take between 25 to 35 minutes. When the rice soft, stir in reserved chicken mixture and mushrooms. Rice should be creamy, not soupy.

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