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Spanish Rice with Chicken and Shrimp

Spanish Rice with Chicken and Shrimp

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish 30 mins

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This easy entree starts with rice pilaf mix. Add chicken, shrimp, tomatoes, and peppers to make a flavorful 30-minute dinner.


  • 1 6 3/4 - ounce package Spanish rice pilaf mix or one 6.8-ounce package Spanish-flavored rice-and-vermicelli mix
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green sweet pepper, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 14 1/2 - ounce can whole tomatoes, cut up
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces fresh or frozen large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 4 1/2 - ounce can diced green chili peppers
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Prepare the rice mix according to package directions, omitting any of the fat or cooking oil they suggest you add.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook the chicken, sweet pepper, red onion, and thyme in the skillet until the chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in the undrained tomatoes, wine, and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer the mixture, uncovered, for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp, peas, and chili peppers. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve over rice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Spanish Rice with Chicken and Shrimp)

Servings Per Recipe 4, carb. (g) 48, sodium (mg) 1202, cal. (kcal) 325, chol. (mg) 95, Fat, total (g) 4

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