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Salsa Chicken Over Rice

Salsa Chicken Over Rice
Makes:
4
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
35
minutes
based on
13 reviews
Salsa Chicken Over Rice is a delicious and easy dish featuring strips of chicken breast sauteed with vegetables and sprinkled with cheese. Garnish with sour cream and cilantro.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked white rice, kept warm
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup bottled chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions:

HEAT oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

STIR in salsa; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

SERVE over rice. Garnish with sour cream and cilantro.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Sharon

    Sharon Ross from Dubuque, IA

    I needed new chicken recipes and this one is definitely a keeper. Quick, easy and very tasty.

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    Salsa Chicken is GREAT

    lydia from

    This is wonderful. My husband, who is not a chicken fan had 2 helpings. It was very easy to make.

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    We love it

    Angie James from Cartersville, GA

    This dish has great flavor. I will make it again for sure.

  •  Star(s)

    Sooo Good!!

    Niki Bell from Mabank, TX

    This recipe is wonderful! It was very quick and easy, and topping it with Cilantro and Sour Cream really adds to the flavor. We also ate ours with Tostitos for a nice crunch. I didn't think my husband would like it, and in fact, I made a bet with his mom that he wouldn't. But to my surprise, he cleaned his plate and said that he really enjoyed it. I love this website and keep the recipes coming!

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    salsa chicken over rice

    dottie thacker from ft. mohave, arizona

    This is undoubtly the best chicken receipe that I have ever tasted that is made with salsa. My whole family just loves it. It is easy to make and not time consuming at all. Thank you so much. I also love meals.com I have got a lot of recipes off of this site. Thanks again!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Excellent!

    Ziette Hayes from Chesapeake VA

    This recipe is very easy to make and tastes delicious, especially with the blackbeans added to the recipe. This is a must try!

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    Michelle from Newfoundland

    Michelle Taylor from

    Tried this recipe and it was wonderful. So easy and such a wonderful taste. Will definitely be making this again. I used Mozzarella cheese and I didn't add the red pepper because I didn't have any on hand, but it turned out great.

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    Easy and fast.

    T.C. McCloud from Parkton MD

    HIGH Recommendations for this recipe. Made it Many times and it was ALWAYS in demand by my family.

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    The Best

    Sherri from Calgary,Alta

    This was a hit with the family. Kids loved it so did my meat and potatoes man.

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    Delicious and so easy

    Andrea Facio from Alaska

    My husband loved it and has been asking to have it again ever since the first time I made it. Wrap leftovers in a tortilla for a delicious lunch the next day. You could add a can of black beans for extra nutrition. We also like to put garlic in everything too and I hate bell peppers so I just omit them. Definitely a delicious and quick meal for an excellent weeknight dinner.

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    THE BEST!!!!!

    Sonja Mitchell from dickson,tn

    My husband and I absolutley love this recipe!!! I found the exact recipe in a magazine last week and we tried it and liked it so much we're having it twice this week!! It's easy and inexpensive to make...can't beat it!!!

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    Great adult food

    Teri Hansen from Yakima, WA USA

    This was an excellent dish for adults. My kids refused to eat it when they saw the onions. At first my husband and I were a little scared to try it, but we both really liked it. It was easy, fast, and used ingredients I had on hand. We used our favorite homemade salsa. I also liked how many vegetables were in each serving, and how little fat. I will make it again when we have an evening without the kids. I might make it for my lunches--the left-overs were great! We used low-fat Sour Cream and I was pleased to find a healthy dinner my husband actually enjoyed.

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    Review for Salsa Chicken Over Rice

    jesse kushner from southington, ct, us

    great recipe, easy but good, instead of white rice i used wild

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 354
  • Calories from Fat: 90
  • Total Fat: 10g (15% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4g (18% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 78mg (26% of DV)
  • Sodium: 644mg (27% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 33g (11% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Vitamin A: 18% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 63% of DV
  • Calcium: 11% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

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

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Salsa Chicken Over Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked white rice, kept warm
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup bottled chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

 

Directions

HEAT oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

STIR in salsa; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

SERVE over rice. Garnish with sour cream and cilantro.

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