Zesty Chicken with Brown Rice

zesty chicken

You know the nights where you cannot decide on anything to have for dinner because your fridge is empty? It was one of those nights.  I knew  I wanted something quick and healthy as well as something that would make multiple meals for the week. I ran to the store grabbed a few items and threw this together. It was awesome.. I know the recipe calls for chili sauce at the neighborhood Walmart so I went with 1/2 cup of tomato sauce. Since then I did find chili sauce and it is delicious as well! I will definitely keep using the chili sauce. You can find it at the big Walmart in the BBQ sauce section.  I served it over brown rice with a side roasted asparagus.  I added Tony C’s seasoning to the tomato sauce to give it some zest. (I feel like I should be in Louisiana eating this dish btw) ENJOY!!!

 

 

Ingredients:

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided use
1 cup dry brown rice
2 cups water
¼ tsp. sea salt
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2 medium celery stalks, chopped
1 lb. raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch strips
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 (14.5-oz.) can low-sodium diced tomatoes
½ cup  chili sauce (Heinz) OR Tomato Sauce (I prefer chili sauce over tomato)
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil (or 1 tsp. dried basil)
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tsp. dried parsley)
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper

Preparation:
1. Cook rice according to box!
2. While rice is cooking, heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in another medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Add chicken and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink.
5.  Reduce heat to medium. Add tomatoes, chili or tomato sauce, basil, parsley, and red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; gently boil, covered, for 10 minutes. — If you used tomato sauce and not chili then add Tony C’s.
6. Divide rice between four serving plates; top evenly with chicken mixture.

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