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Chimichurri Inspired Chicken & Rice

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 354
Protein 38g
Fat 6g
Carbs 37g
Total Time 40 minutes

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Chimichurri Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

Chimichurri Chicken and Rice
Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • spray avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1 1/4 cups brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped parsley (or more/less to taste)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro (or more/less to taste)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
Steps
  1. Set a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat.  Once hot, spray with oil then add in the chicken pieces.  As the chicken sears, sprinkle in sea salt & pepper.  Sear in the skillet for 3 to 4 minutes, then remove. Note: it is OK if the chicken is not cooked all the way since we will finish cooking it later.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, add oil to the skillet, then toss in garlic and onion and caramelize for 2 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add UNCOOKED rice to the skillet, along with dried oregano and cumin, and quickly mix together, ensuring that each grain is covered in oil and seasoning.  Cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Pour in chicken broth, add the chicken breast pieces, and bring to a light simmer.  Cover and cook until rice is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  5. Once the rice is cooked through and the majority of the liquid has been absorbed, remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
  6. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.  Enjoy with your favorite grilled vegetable.
    Chimichurri Chicken and Rice

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Calories
354
Protein
38g
Fat
6g
Carbs
37g
Sodium
Fiber
2g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.