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Ranchero Chicken & Rice Recipe

Low Calorie

Ranchero Chicken & Rice Recipe

  • Easy & Healthy
  • Stovetop
  • Nutritious Start
  • Low Calorie
  • Chicken
  • Brown
  • 15 - 30 MIN
Ranchero Chicken & Rice Recipe
  • Servings
  • Prep
    15–30 min
  • Spicy


About This Dish

Ready in 25 minutes, a Southwest-seasoned dish the whole family will enjoy.


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in bite-size pieces
  • Salt and pepper, optional
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can Del Monte® Petite Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies, not drained
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn, drained
  • 2 cups College Inn® Fat Free & Lower Sodium Chicken Broth (may substitute vegetable broth)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked UNCLE BEN’S® Instant Brown Rice
  • 3/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)


  1. Season chicken with salt and black pepper, if desired.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, corn, broth, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in rice. Return to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 to 7 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Serve topped with sour cream, cilantro, and avocado, if desired.

VARIATION: To make Ranchero Chicken Burritos, prepare recipe as directed above, and use as burrito filling.


Amount per serving (6 total)

Calories: 380
Total Fat: 6g 9%
Saturated Fat: 2g 10%
Trans Fat: 0
Sodium: 590mg 25%
Carbohydrates: 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber: 4g 16%
Sugars: 7g
Protein: 25g
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