Chicken Mejadra Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Mejadra recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Mejadra using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by zolar16

Makes 4 servings



I found a recipe for an Israeli dish called mejadra in the local paper a few weeks ago. It's traditionally a lentil and rice dish, but I decided to make it with chicken breasts instead of the lentils. It's very easy to make, and my whole family loved it.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Mejadra

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup brown rice
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 large onions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup nonfat plain yogurt (optional)

Recipe Directions for Chicken Mejadra

  1. Put the rice, chicken broth, pepper and cumin in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer, stirring often until the rice is tender and the moisture is absorbed.

  2. In a non-stick pan, saute the chicken breast pieces. Remove the chicken and set aside. In the same pan, add the olive oil and saute the onions until golden. Stir in the lemon juice. Reserve some of the onion for garnish, and combine the rest with the chicken and lentils. Serve hot with 1/4 cup plain yogurt drizzled on top.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 428.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
568
Calories from Fat
193
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.5g
33%
Saturated Fat
4.7g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
104mg
35%
Sodium
527mg
22%
Potassium
766mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
48.8g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
7.5g
Protein
42.7g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 17% Iron 16%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
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