Cuban Chicken Over Spanish Rice

21 Jan

This is a low-calorie, quick and easy recipe that has a great taste.


    ~Cuban Chicken~ 

  • 2 large boneless, skin-less chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 15.5 oz can Mexican style seasoned chili beans
  • 1 12 oz can low-sodium/no salt added corn kernels, drained, or 1.5 cups frozen kernels
  • 6 large green onions (scallions), sliced (tops and bottoms) (I used regular onion)
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp dried or fresh chopped cilantro leaves
    ~Spanish Rice~ 

  • 2 cups instant brown or white rice
  • 1 14.5 oz can low-sodium stewed tomatoes, pureed to a liquid
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp cilantro leaves
  • 2 tsp onion powder



In large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil.
Add chicken, garlic, and scallions. Sautee about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink inside and slightly browned.

Add drained corn kernels, Mexican chili beans (do not drain!), cumin and cilantro. Stir well. Simmer about 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally, until hot.

Spanish Rice~

Online says: While chicken is cooking, in a medium saucepan, bring pureed stewed tomatoes, ground cumin, cilantro, and onion powder to a boil. (I used canned tomatoes and tasted just fine)

Add rice, stir well. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand for about 5-8 minutes until all liquid is absorbed, then fluff with a fork.

My Version: I actually cooked the rice first and then added canned tomatoes, cumin, cilantro and onion powder.

Serve Cuban Chicken over Spanish Rice and enjoy! 

Makes 6 equal servings.

Number of Servings: 6

*Recipe found on Spark

5 Responses to “Cuban Chicken Over Spanish Rice”

  1. Kelly H. January 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    I’ve been looking for a good spanish rice recipe and this sounds great! Found you via Freckled Nest and I’m going to keep coming back. πŸ™‚

  2. melany January 22, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Hi! I am visiting from Freckled Nest…and now I am very hungry πŸ™‚ Mmmm, that dish looks yummy.

  3. Shazia January 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    That sounds yummy! I was just planning next weeks dinner menu before I go to the grocery store and might have to add this to the list! I know you mentioned that you used tomatoes out of a can, did you still puree them to a liquid?

  4. CJ January 24, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    This looks really good!! Ill have to try it. Thanks πŸ™‚

  5. mwalker85 January 25, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Found your blog through FN! I love when people share recipes they’ve made – you never know if it’s going to taste good or now so it’s great to have someone’s opinion of it first!

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