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Fiesta Chicken

Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies and the seasonings add just the right dash of zip to this hearty main chicken dish. It's a snap to make since it uses very easy to find ingredients. If you are looking for a great chicken recipe that will impress your family and guests, this is the right dish! It is very easy, not expensive and very delicious! Enjoy!


Posted on October 23, 2009

Ingredientsfiesta chicken

1 tablespoon canola oil or vegetable oil

8 chicken drumsticks or thighs (2 1/2 pounds), skin removed

1/2 cup white onions, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked

2 (10-ounce) cans Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1/2 cup homemade chicken stock

1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions, divided

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Salt and black pepper

Directions

1. Cook chicken in a skillet until golden brown on all sides, turning occasionally. Let the chicken stand keeping it warm.

2. Add the onions and garlic to the drippings in the pan and cook until soft. Add the rice and cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until rice browns a bit.

3. Stir in tomatoes with the juices, tomato sauce, stock and about half of the green onions; mix well. Season with salt and black pepper and bring to a boil.

4. Top with chicken; cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked.

5. Sprinkle chicken with cheese and remaining onions. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted, liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

 

 

 

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