One-pot chicken and Spanish rice

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

One-pot chicken and Spanish rice

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Family-Friendly, Soy-Free

2 Servings, 440 Calories/Serving

35–50 Minutes

Simple and satisfying, this Spanish-style chicken and rice is a one-pot meal that’s bursting with fragrant spices and wonderful flavors.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • Chicken options:
  • 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 10 ounces total)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sun Basket Spanish seasoning blend (onion powder - granulated garlic - coriander - cumin - sweet smoked paprika - dried oregano)
  • 1 organic red onion
  • 1 organic green or other bell pepper
  • ½ cup long-grain white rice
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 440, Protein: 25g (50% DV), Fiber: 5g (20% DV), Total Fat: 17g (26% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 3g (15% DV), Cholesterol: 95mg (32% DV), Sodium: 110mg (5% DV), Carbohydrates: 49g (16% DV), Total Sugars: 7g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Prep and brown the chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Cut the chicken crosswise into ½-inch-thick strips. In a large bowl, season the chicken with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the Spanish seasoning blend, and toss to coat.

In a large sauce pot over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned but not yet cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Do not clean the pot. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables. 

2

Prep and cook the vegetables

  • Peel and coarsely chop enough onion to measure 1 cup [2 cups].
  • Remove the stem, ribs, and seeds from the bell pepper; coarsely chop the pepper.

In the same pot used for the chicken, warm 2 to 3 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the remaining ingredients. 

3

Cook the rice; finish the chicken

  • Rinse the rice.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro for garnish.

To the pot with the vegetables, stir in the rice and tomato paste and cook over medium-high heat until the rice is toasted and the tomato paste is caramelized, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1 cup [2 cups] water and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add the chicken and any accumulated juices, cover, and cook until the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve

Transfer the chicken and rice to individual plates, garnish with the cilantro, and serve.

Kids Can!
  • Measure the onion.
  • Rinse the rice. 
  • Measure the water for the rice. 
  • Garnish with the cilantro.