Creamy Poblano Rice with Chicken

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 4 servings

Description

Creamy Poblano Rice with Chicken will jazz up your chicken and rice with its wonderful combination of flavors. Your guests and family will come back for more!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small poblano chile pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 (about 8 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or paprika (optional)
  • 1 cup uncooked medium or short grain rice
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom pieces, drained

Directions

HEAT 2 tablespoons oil in large, nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and chile pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Add chicken, black pepper and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink. Remove chicken mixture to bowl; set aside.

HEAT remaining oil in same saucepan over medium heat. Add rice; stir to coat well. Microwave broth in 1-quart microwave-safe measuring cup on HIGH (100%) power for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes or until very hot.

ADD hot broth to rice small amounts at a time, stirring constantly. Allow each addition of broth to be absorbed before adding more. Once broth is gone, add evaporated milk in the same manner, stirring until absorbed. The process will take between 25 to 35 minutes. When the rice soft, stir in reserved chicken mixture and mushrooms. Rice should be creamy, not soupy.

Deceiving

by V. Viki , Hampton VA on Oct. 2013

Don't Be fooled by the Low calorie remark next to the recipe this has 24 Grams of Fat you can make subsitutions to lower the fat and calories

Awesome!!!!!!

by J. James , Burnsville,MN on Mar. 2010

Made this dish for dinner to night. Was very SUPRIZED with the flavoring and the texture of the dish. The rice is a little time intensive. But well worth it. I would so make this dish again.

Outstanding!

by M. Mary , ADA, OK on Apr. 2009

This dish is so delicious! It's a little time-intensive because of the way the liquids are added to the rice but it's so worth it. I just made it three days ago and it's already on the menu again for this weekend. It's got a nice little kick to it and the tiniest hint of sweetness to balance it out. TRY THIS ONE!

CREAMY POBLANO RICE W/CHICKEN

by D. Dolores , MIDDLETOWN, DE on Nov. 2005

THIS DISH WAS PREPARED FOR MY FAMILY RECENTLY AND WAS GIVEN RAVE REVIEWS. THE PEPPERS WERE SLIGHTLY HOT IN FLAVOR WHICH ONLY ADDED TO THE OVERALL RECIPE. THIS WILL MAKE A REPEAT APPEARANCE AT OUR TABLE.

really good and easy

by K. KRISTINA , FRIENDSWOOD, TX on Oct. 2005

My husband and I loved this recipe. I used Risotto rice and made it just like I was making Risotto. It was so rich and creamy. I will be making this again.

Excellent, easy and delicious!

by M. MELISSA , Kaiserslautern, Germany on Aug. 2005

This recipe is my new comfort food!

rice is nice

by s. susan , VIRGINIA BEACH, VA on Jul. 2005

My son HATES rice and won't eat anything with it in. I made this dish, it was simple and quick to make, but more important my son ate it. And he asked me to make it again some time. AMAZING!!

Easy dinner

by l. laura , MANCHESTER, NH on May. 2005

I liked this recipe. I used canned chopped green chilles, just because I had some, and I might recommend this for anyone who wants to tone down the spice (I thought it was a little bland with this way and next time will definitely use a poblano). The texture was a bit thick and sticky, but overall a good easy dish.

Good and Spicy

by S. Shirley , JONESBORO, GA on Feb. 2005

This is a very good recipe, not for people who like mild food. I used Jasmine rice and it was great. A little different flavor. Will definitely serve again and again.

great rice dish

by r. rachael , ARBUCKLE, CA on Jan. 2005

This was very delicious and creamy. I did subsitute fresh mushroom and added a little garlic, and it was very fresh tasting. We will make this one again.