Chicken with Black-Eyed Peas and Yellow Rice

Chicken with Black-Eyed Peas and Yellow Rice

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Try this recipe when you've got a craving for old-fashioned soul food.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1½ pounds chicken breast tenderloins
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¾ cup saffron-flavored yellow rice mix (see Tip)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme
  • Finely chopped red onion (optional)
  • Snipped fresh thyme (optional)


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  1. In a 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the 1 cup chopped onion; cook about 4 minutes or until tender. Add chicken and garlic; cook about 4 minutes more or until chicken is browned, turning once.
  2. Stir in broth, poultry seasoning, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Bring mixture to boiling.
  3. Stir in uncooked rice. Reduce heat. Cover and cook about 10 minutes or until rice is almost tender.
  4. Stir in black-eyed peas and the 1 tablespoon thyme. Cover and cook about 10 minutes or until heated through and liquid is absorbed. If desired, garnish with additional finely chopped red onion and snipped thyme.
  • Tip: You can find saffron-flavored yellow rice mix with other rice mixes in your supermarket. Look for a brand (such as Vigo® or Carolina®) that combines the seasonings and the rice to make it easier to measure out the ¾ cup needed for this recipe. If the brand you buy comes with a separate seasoning packet (such as Goya®), mix the seasonings with the rice in a separate bowl and measure out ¾ cup.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 276 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 5 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 66 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 41 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 32 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 699 mg sodium; 382 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 2 starch

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