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Sydney's Rice & Chicken

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About This Dish

The Grand Prize-winning recipe from the Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest. This recipe has been in Sydney’s family for generations.


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Yellow food coloring (optional)

*Could substitute with 1 cup of UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain Brown Rice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray glass baking dish evenly with cooking spray.
  3. Season the chicken evenly with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Place onions in baking dish; top with chicken.
  5. Pour broth into baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove baking dish from oven. Transfer chicken to container and reserve.
  7. In baking dish, add rice, bell peppers, peas, cilantro and oregano. Add 2 shakes of yellow food coloring if desired. Stir rice mixture.
  8. Arrange reserved chicken over rice
  9. Cover and bake for 25 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, gently stir rice mixture, cover with foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked, rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed. 


Amount per serving (4-6 total)

Calories: 420
Total Fat: 5g 8%
Saturated Fat: 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat: 0
Sodium: 770mg 32%
Carbohydrates: 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber: 4g 16%
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 35g
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