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Quick Salsa Chicken and Rice

Quick Salsa Chicken and Rice
Makes:
4
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
30
minutes
based on
29 reviews
Quick Salsa Chicken and Rice featuring flavorful rice and chicken with salsa is a speedy version of a classic Mexican recipe. Packed with delicious flavors, it is ready in 30 minutes.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 (about 1 1/4 pounds total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups instant white or brown rice
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) mild salsa
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Cube
  • Chopped green onions (green parts only)

Directions:

HEAT oil in stockpot. Add chicken and garlic powder; cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink.

ADD rice, salsa, water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with green onions.


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  •  Star(s)

    Great with Grilled Tortillas

    Adam Zangerle from New York

    I make this along with some grilled tortilla's. (store bought grilled over my stove burner.) Its a weekly staple for the family.

  •  Star(s)

    Great, but add something homemade...

    Erica B from Silver Spring, MD

    I loved this! It was very easy to do. The only thing I did differently was add my own home made salsa. We like ours especially hot, so I only used 8oz of my salsa, and 8oz of crushed tomatoes. Because the salsa is fresh, I am giving my family real vegetable nutrients as opposed to whatever might be left in a jar.

  •  Star(s)

    Great, but add something homemade...

    Erica B from Silver Spring, MD

    I loved this! It was very easy to do. The only thing I did differently was add my own home made salsa. We like ours especially hot, so I only used 8oz of my salsa, and 8oz of crushed tomatoes. Because the salsa is fresh, I am giving my family real vegetable nutrients as opposed to whatever might be left in a jar.

  •  Star(s)

    Great meal

    Rodd Tavakoli from Florida

    The meal was fantastic, however the ingredients said use a cube of maggi..I don't know how much that is and it annoys me. Fix it sometime

  •  Star(s)

    Fantastic

    Laurie Gonzalez from Carson City, Nevada 89705

    My whole family loved this! I will have to double the receipe the next time as they all wanted seconds. Even my grandkids loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    good recipe

    Lynne from MN

    I made this with a jar of medium salsa and it must have been smaller than the jar the chef used, because I had to add extra water a couple times. Came out good, though. We enjoyed it.

  •  Star(s)

    Delish

    April from

    Yummy I tried this when my family had no idea what to eat for dinner only a few peices of chicken and we had an extra jar of salsa!! It was quick easy to prep and a great meal in it self! no need for a side! I do think it's best with the corn and black bean salsa!!! YUMMY!

  •  Star(s)

    Family pleaser

    Jennifer Loper from Longmont, CO

    My family (including kids 6 and 2) loved this meal. It was easy to put together, especially since I had cooked the chicken ahead of time. (I boil a big pot full, cube or shred, then freeze in meal-size portions.)

  •  Star(s)

    Quick, Easy & Yummy!

    Cindy E from Southern California

    This dish was very easy to throw together, and my family loved it. I used low-sodium, low-fat chicken broth instead of the water and bullion. (The salsa had enough salt to make up for it.) We liked adding more green onions and a sprinkling of cheese. I'll be making this again!

  •  Star(s)

    GREAT & SUGGESTIONS

    ERIC from WESTLAND MI.

    THE DISH WAS GREAT. I FOUND THAT COVERING WITH MEXICAN CHEESE AND MICROWAVING FOR A FEW SECONDS WAS GOOD TOO. ALSO EATING LIKE A BURITO WAS GOOD. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A NONSTICK STOCK PAN BROWN THE CHICKEN AND GARLIC IN ONE THEN ADD IT TO THE REST OF THE INGREDIENTS IN THE STOCK PAN. ALL I CAN SAY IS KEEP THE RECIPES COMING

  •  Star(s)

    Pretty Tasty

    Keisha from WA

    I made this last night and I must say that is was delicious. It taste like Spanish rice with chicken added. Next time, I am going to make it and serve it in burrito shells with refried beans added.

  •  Star(s)

    Made twice already.

    elaine welch from

    Made this one twice already and it is still as good as the first time. I had this for one of my Sunday dinners and the family loved it. This recipe gets a 5 if sour cream is added.

  •  Star(s)

    Quick and Easy!

    Jill Telford from Foothill Ranch, California

    While this is not the best chicken and rice I have ever made, I must say that it is a very good meal for so little time and effort! My family liked it... adding cheese at the end was an excellent idea and well-received! Definitely try this is you are short on time and need a warm meal!

  •  Star(s)

    Quick, Easy & Delish!

    Martha from Miami,Florida

    This recipe tastes great and so easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Mouth full of flavor

    Jennifer from Oakland, MI

    I was very skeptical of this recipe at first. It didn't look appealing, but I needed a quick one pot meal whipped up. This recipe is an A+. It smells wonderful as you are cooking it. I added shredded cheddar in the pot near the end. Also added it on top while served with a spoonful of sour cream. Wait until you take a bite. Your mouth will be flooded with flavor. It's a keeper.

  •  Star(s)

    A big hit!

    pam kyle from

    So fast and easy to make with BIG compliments from the family.

  •  Star(s)

    excelente

    megan from mammoth lakes

    it is sooo good

  •  Star(s)

    #1 Recipe in my book

    Molly from Westerville, Ohio

    This recipe was so great. Very easy to make and you only need one pot, so clean-up is a breeze. I add a can of corn at the very end, along with sour cream and shreaded cheese to taste. My family just loved it. Makes alot of food too!!! This recipe is a keeper for sure!!

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful!

    Leeann Cramer from Butler, PA

    I tried this for a quick dinner one night and it was absolutely wonderful! Very easy to make, makes a good bit of food too! I added some chopped onions when I cooked the chicken. I served the dish with white corn tortilla chips. We never even used our forks, this dish is great just scooped up on chips. Would make excellant party food.

  •  Star(s)

    tasty and filling

    Joe D from

    This was perfect for me. I am a college student, so my cooking isn't the greatest, I'm used to microwave food. This is a great quick dish and healthy too, which is what i was going for. I added corn and a little bit of redhot to spice things up. This dish had excellent flavors.

  •  Star(s)

    A great change of pace

    Laura from Charlotte, NC

    Quick, easy & tasty! I used a "hot" salsa instead of the garden salsa which gave it a little bite ~ the family devoured it.

  •  Star(s)

    Tex-Mex well done

    Jonas from Austin, Texas

    This meal is quick, easy and best of all great tasting.

  •  Star(s)

    Fast, Easy and Tasty!

    Cheryl from

    If you are a casserole person this is a top of stove alternative and absolutely delicious! I served this meal with fresh broccoli and corn as side dishes.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent with Sour Cream

    Janet from Clintwood, Virginia

    wow, this dish is wonderful! I love to cook different things, and I must say I really enjoyed this dish, try it with sour cream, and to top off the dish, boston garden lettuce with the green onion, then take your bacon grease and pour over the lettuce and green onion, very good!!

  •  Star(s)

    Quick salsa chicken and rice

    Dawn Turner from Fond du Lac Wisconsin

    Fantastic ! What I like best is I normally have all these ingredients in my kitchen! We are always looking for great ideas for dinner topped with the sour creamand taco cheese even makes it better.

  •  Star(s)

    Perfect Quick Dish

    Jule Dragstrem from Mason City, IL

    My husband is not a fan of Mexican cooking. He raved about this dish! Plus, I have a three year old who couldn't get enough. Superb!

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent and FAST!

    Christi Engelberger from Dallas, TX

    I was running really late making dinner and my husband came home starving. I needed something quick and easy - and something that I had all of the incredients. I found this recipe and whipped it up in just a few minutes! My only variation was I added cheese to the top of the mixture at the last minute and let it cook until the cheese was melted! Talk about yummy! I called two of my girlfriends the same night raving about this recipe! If you like Mexican food and chicken - this recipe is the best!

  •  Star(s)

    Something to side this great dish.

    Brenda from IL

    Try serving with refried beans and corn bread muffins

  •  Star(s)

    Quick, Easy & Delicious

    Bridgett Johnson from Sunrise, FL

    I tried this recipe to bring something new to our dinner table using simple things I already had in the pantry, I added some sour cream to the pot though. It came out better than I had expected, my husband and kids absolutely loved it! I topped the rice with some Kraft Mexican cheeses, which made it even better.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

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

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    Quick Salsa Chicken and Rice

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 4 (about 1 1/4 pounds total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 cups instant white or brown rice
    • 1 jar (16 ounces) mild salsa
    • 1 1/4 cups water
    • 1 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Cube
    • Chopped green onions (green parts only)

     

    Directions

    HEAT oil in stockpot. Add chicken and garlic powder; cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink.

    ADD rice, salsa, water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with green onions.

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