Cheedar- Chicken & Rice Skillet
Amber Shook- Mod. 5/6
Prep time : 30 min. Cook time: 30 min.
1/2 cup KRAFT Lite Zesty Italian Dressing
1lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
1-1/4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 green pepper, cut into strips
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
4 green onions, sliced
HEAT dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 2 min.
STIR in rice, broth and peppers. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on low heat 5 min. or until chicken is done and rice is tender. Let stand, covered, 5 min. or until liquid is absorbed.
ADD tomatoes, cheese and onions; mix lightly.
Sprinkle lightly with black pepper or top with a few dashes of hot pepper sauce before serving.
Substitute 2 cups small broccoli florets for the green pepper strips.
Why is it healthy?.....
This dish is a healthy choice because it combines 4 food groups, which are vegetables, starch, dairy and protein. In addition to that it is low in calories which it only has 420 calories per serving. It also is very low in sugar ranking in with only 5g of sugar. This dish also is a very good source of calcium which it has 45%DV. It also has 37g. of protein so this is a very good source of protein. Lastly, it is low in fat to per say, the amount of grams of fat is only 11 g. So overall this dish is a healthy choice to make for your next dinner.