Monday, July 19, 2010

Bomb Chicken and Rice!!

I have this cookbook a friend gave me, Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook. For one, I love the mags from Taste of Home, I pick them up often, and since our home is one of Weight Watchers right now, anything that says diet or low cal I am all over cooking for my Mommy! So while going through it I came across this recipe. Well, deciding to make it to us, and with what was on hand, it was a bit different but amazing!! The swaps were easy and made it so my own!! we loved it and hope you do to!

Bomb Chicken and Rice

1 box (14oz) whole grain instant brown rice ( I used Uncle Bens)
8 Boneless skinless Thighs or 6 Breasts ( recipe called for Breasts, I used thighs that I had)
Garlic salt and pepper to taste.
1 2/3 c water
1 c picante sauce
1 can (7.5oz) El Pato Mexican Tomato sauce, the yellow can :)
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 c shredded Mexican Cheese Blend ( 1 c would probably be awesomely cheesy !!)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pan with pan spray. Spread the rice in the baking dish. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with garlic salt and pepper. Place over rice. In a bowl, combine the water, picante sauce, El Pato and Onion. Pour over the chicken.
Bake for about 55min or until the rice is tender and the chicken juices run clear. Sprinkle with chesses and bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
no .. some day I will have cute plates to serve on! and learn to take awesome pictures like everyone else, til then.. we have to suffer with my minimal nice looking ones haha.. It was nicely spicy! the El Pato was a great sudden idea and am soo glad I had it on hand!! I am thinking of adding a can of black beans and corn the next time I make it :). The whole family loved it!!


joven said...
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Southern Belle said...

That looks YUMMY!

Milind said...

It looks nice... thanks for sharing..

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