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Chicken and Cajun Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken and Cajun Rice recipe? Learn how to make Chicken and Cajun Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lanadefemme

Makes 4 servings



Another recipe from my $3 a Day Diet Project.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken and Cajun Rice

1 cup white rice ($0.22)
1 cup brown rice ($0.30)
1/2 onion ($0.08)
5 chili peppers - jalapenos ($0.20)
12 oz stewed tomatoes ($0.99)
4 cups water ($0.00)
3 teaspoons cajun seasoning ($0.65)
9 3/5 oz chicken ($2.00)
1/4 teaspoon saffron ($0.20)
3 teaspoons chicken bouillon ($0.02)
1 oz olive oil ($0.11)

Recipe Directions for Chicken and Cajun Rice

  1. Pour 1/2 oz of olive oil in a skillet, saute the white rice and brown rice until it smells nutty. Transfer to rice cooker pot.

  2. Dice chili peppers and onion. Pour 1/2 oz of olive oil in the skillet and brown the chili peppers and onions.

  3. Open the can of stewed tomatoes and pour into the skillet along with the water, cajun seasoning, saffron and chicken bouillon. When saffron dissolves, pour the mixture and the chicken into the rice cooker pot. Cover the pot.

  4. Turn the rice cooker to cook. If you have a multi-setting on your rice cooker set it to cook brown rice. Otherwise, if cooking in a regular pot, cook covered for approximately 45 minutes to an hour on medium low.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 507.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
529
Calories from Fat
98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.9g
17%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
52mg
17%
Sodium
118mg
5%
Potassium
545mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
78.2g
26%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
27.5g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 6% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
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