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Mexican Chicken and Rice
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Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • 1 ½ teaspoon (9 g) kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) paprika
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) cumin
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) coriander
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 pieces chicken thighsbone-in, skin on

Rice

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 2 cups (400 g) long grain rice
  • ½ cup (70 g) diced white onion¼-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon (11 g) minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon (18 g) tomato paste
  • 1 cup (155 g) diced tomatoes¼-inch dice
  • 1 cup (180 g) corn kernels
  • 1 cup (180 g) black beanscanned, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (146 g) diced zucchini¼-inch dice
  • ½ cup (72 g) diced carrots¼-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) minced jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) kosher salt
  • 4 cups (960 ml) unsalted chicken stock
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 limescut into wedges

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl whisk together ¼ cup olive oil, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, paprika, cumin, coriander, and black pepper.
  2. Pour marinade over chicken set in a baking dish and flip to evenly coat, marinate for 15 to 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, and 1 tablespoon of oil.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken skin-side down and cook until skin is golden and crispy, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Flip and saute another 2 minutes, transfer chicken to a clean plate.
  6. If using a Dutch oven to cook the chicken, carefully drain the fat, wash and dry the pan.
  7. Heat over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons oil. Once the oil is hot, add the rice and saute, stirring occasionally until the grains are lightly toasted.
  8. Add in onion and garlic, saute until aromatics are fragrant, 30 seconds.
  9. Add in tomato paste, stir to combine and cook 30 seconds.
  10. Add in diced tomatoes, corn, black beans, zucchini, carrots, jalapeno, and 1 teaspoon salt, stir to combine.
  11. Add chicken pieces on top of the rice mixture.
  12. Slowly pour in the chicken stock, and bring to a boil.
  13. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  14. If desired, transfer chicken to a sheet pan and broil until skin is crispy 3 to 5 minutes.
  15. Season rice with salt as desired and garnish with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 430                       Calories from Fat 135
                                              % Daily Value*
Fat 15g                                             23%
Saturated Fat 2g                               10%
Sodium 1059mg                               44%
Potassium 425mg                             12%
Carbohydrates 66g                           22%
Fiber 5g                                            20%
Sugar 3g                                             3%
Protein 8g                                         16%
Vitamin A 2130IU                            43%
Vitamin C 12.5mg                            15%
Calcium 51mg                                    5%
Iron 2.2mg                                        12%
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