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Arroz Con Pollo

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
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Servings: 6
Author: Adapted from the "Dream Dinners" Cookbook

Ingredients

Layer in pan:

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 cup black beans drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders*
  • ½ cup red bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup scallions chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Combine & pour over pan contents:

  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Sprinkle over top:

  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. (Obviously, you can skip this step if you are planning to freeze it for later.)
  • Spray 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the rice over the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Layer the beans, corn, and chicken over the rice. Sprinkle red pepper and green onions over top.
  • In a separate container, combine broth, salsa, marinara sauce, seasonings, and garlic.
  • Pour over the top of the layers in the pan. Top with shredded cheese.

To bake immediately:

  • Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes to 1 hour.

To freeze for later:

  • Cover with foil and put everything into a large resealable bag. Defrost and bake as directed within 3 months. Unthaw completely before baking. If you prefer, instead of immediately pouring them over the top, you can put the liquid ingredients into a resealable bag and pour them on after defrosting just before baking.

Notes

Alternate preparations:
*This recipe can also be prepared with thickly sliced chicken breasts, or browned ground chicken.
Vegetarian: Omit chicken, substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth, and use a vegan faux-cheese product.
Vegan : Omit chicken, substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth, and use a vegan faux-cheese product.
Dairy-free: Omit cheese or use a cheese product that works for you.
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