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Kevin Curry

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.

Chimichurri Inspired Chicken & Rice

Kevin Curry


Prep 5min
Cook 35min
Total 40min

Category
Calories 354

  • 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)

  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.


Nutrition per serving

Calories354cal
Protein38g
Fats6g
Carbs37g
Fiber2g
Sugar2g
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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!