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Baked Chicken with Rice and Tomatoes Recipe

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When I was growing up one of my favorite meals that my mom made was baked chicken, cooked on top of rice mixed with cream of mushroom soup.  But I don’t like to cook with cream soups, because they have so much fat and sodium.  So this is a healthier version of that meal, using tomatoes instead of cream soup and adding more vegetables.

Chicken with Rice and Tomatoes

It is a great school year meal because I can put it together and let it bake while I take kids to dance or soccer, since the hands on time is short.  Plus there are enough vegetables in the rice that all you need to add to it is a green salad for a complete meal.  I prefer to make this with chicken thighs, because I think chicken breasts get too dried out in the amount of time it takes to cook the rice.

Yield: 4

Baked Chicken with Rice and Tomatoes

Baked Chicken with Rice and Tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix all the ingredients except the chicken together and spread in a 9×12 baking dish.
  3. Add chicken on top and sprinkle with a little additional salt, pepper and parsley.
  4. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes.

Notes

Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 701mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 26g

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix all the ingredients except the chicken together and spread in a 9×12 baking dish.Mixing all the ingredients
  3. Add chicken on top and sprinkle with a little additional salt, pepper and parsley.
  4. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
By on August 17th, 2012

15 thoughts on “Baked Chicken with Rice and Tomatoes Recipe”

  1. Great thing to do as well is, season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic. Brown both sides of chicken and then bake. Makes it much more flavorful. Plus, I use the Italian seasoned canned tomatoes. So good

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