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One Pot Mexican chicken & rice

November 10, 2019

I love one pot meals, they make everything so simple and that’s what we need because let’s face it life is busy! This one pot Mexican chicken & rice was amazing, so much flavor and a nice hearty meal… no joke I ate it 3 days straight! This dish only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and it’s a meal the whole family can enjoy. Makes 6- 1 cup servings at 4 smart points on WW freestyle.


One Pot Mexican chicken & rice
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Serves: 6
 
4 freestyle (Blue & purple) SP, 5SP (Green) /6PP
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground chicken *weighed raw
  • 1 package Uncle Ben's bistro express mexican style rice
  • 1 package taco seasoning - 35g
  • 2 cans (284ml) rotel chopped tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup diced peppers
  • ½ cup diced onion *I used red
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese, I used a 3 blend
Instructions
  1. In a large pot on the stove cook the ground chicken
  2. Add in the rotel chopped tomatoes, peppers, onion and taco seasoing and mix well.
  3. Cook the uncle ben's rice in the microwave as directed on package and add to mixture.
  4. Let cook for 15 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Top with shredded cheese and leave on the heat until the cheese melts
  6. Serve immediantly.. makes 6- 1 cup servings, store in the fridge, leftovers will freeze well.
  7. *Note- feel free to add in extra veggies or beans to bulk it up, if it seems to thick by adding extra ingredients you may want to add a little water.
Notes
Freestyle SP (Blue & purple)- 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points (Green)- 5 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 6 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per 1 cup serving- Calories.. 248..Fat 6.8g..Sat fat 2.3g...Carbs 21.5g..Fiber 1.6g...Sugar 4.7g...Protein 25.2g using My Fitness Pal *Note this includes all ingredients, if entering these numbers into a WW calculator you may get a higher point value due to the zero point foods

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12 Comments

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    Reply Mal November 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Do you know how many points this would be without the cheese? Following green plan ๐Ÿ’š

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 21, 2019 at 10:43 am

      My cheese was 11SP total so it might drop down by 2 points but best to build it in the recipe builder to be sure

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    Reply Kathleen November 19, 2019 at 7:36 am

    This recipe is on my menu for the week. I’ve searched high and low for the Uncle Ben’s Mexican rice and can only find the Spanish style rice. I’m wondering if the Mexican style is sold in exclusively in Canada. I found the Mexican style on Amazon but it’s a bit pricey. I hope the Spanish style works. Looking forward to trying this.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 21, 2019 at 10:46 am

      Hi Kathleen, the Spanish style will work perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you love it

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        Reply Kathleen November 21, 2019 at 6:33 pm

        I did make this for dinner tonight and it was delish. The Spanish style rice worked perfectly. I believe that plain rice or even the cilantro lime rice would work also. I did add some additional chili powder, cumin and cayenne powder, too. Great recipe.

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle November 23, 2019 at 2:13 pm

          So glad you enjoyed it, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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          Reply Elizabeth December 16, 2019 at 12:43 pm

          Was the Spanish style rice also Uncle Ben? Can it be made stove top, I do not have a microwave.
          Thank you

          • Drizzle
            Drizzle December 19, 2019 at 1:35 pm

            Hi, yes it was UB.. I think you could use a stovetop version and then add it in, just try to equal out the portion sizes ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Barbara C. Hardison November 23, 2019 at 10:12 am

    what size (ounces, cups etc.) is the Uncle Ben’s bistro express mexican style rice? My grocery (kroger) does not have it and cannot find it on Amazon. Need to know how much of regular rice I need to use to replace the uncle bens.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 23, 2019 at 2:17 pm

      I think they are 240g packages , I have seen many people say they grabbed the spanish style and it worked just as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Kathleen Alexander January 1, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    I love your recipes, but my husband has to be on a low sodium diet. Do you know the sodium level for this recipe? Thank you!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      Hi Kathleen, based on MY FItness Pal the sodium per serving is 868.7mg

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