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Chicken and Rice

Classic Latin American Chicken and Rice recipe gets extra enhancement from a grated cheese topping added at the end. Great for entertaining or a family meal.

Chicken and Rice
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  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    6
    servings
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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken pieces
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 tablespoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons grated cotija or Parmesan cheese

Instructions

SPRINKLE chicken with salt and black pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until browned on all sides. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

HEAT remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Add onion, tomato and garlic; cook for 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Add rice; cook for 2 minutes. Add water, carrots, bell pepper, olives and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Place chicken pieces over rice mixture.

REDUCE heat to medium-low; cover. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir in peas. Cook, stirring once during cooking time, for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.