Chicken with Black-Eyed Peas and Yellow Rice

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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped red onion

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breast tenderloins

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (14 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 1/4 to 1/2 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

  • 1 teaspoon Finely chopped red onion

  • 1 teaspoon Snipped fresh thyme


  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(R) or Carolina(R)) that combines the seasonings and the rice to make it easier to measure out the 3/4 cup needed for this recipe. If the brand you buy comes with a separate seasoning packet (such as Goya(R)), mix the seasonings with the rice in a separate bowl and measure out 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
4g Fat
28g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 32g 63%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Vitamin A 41IU 1%
Vitamin C 8mg 9%
Folate 9mcg 2%
Sodium 700mg 30%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 382mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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