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Chimichurri Inspired Chicken & Rice

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Chimichurri Inspired Chicken & Rice

Ingredients for 5 servings

* Optional Substitution Note

  • 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

Step 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.

Step 2

Reduce heat to medium, add oil to the skillet, then toss in garlic and onion and caramelize for 2 to 4 minutes.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 6

Season to taste with sea salt & pepper. Enjoy with your favorite grilled vegetable.

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Details

Prep 5min
Cook 35min
Total 40min

Nutrition per serving

Calories354cal
Protein38g
Fats6g
Carbs37g
Fiber2g
Sugar2g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!