Easy Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice
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Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Easy Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings



  1. In a deep skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, onion, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and turmeric. Cook, stirring often, until the onion is soft and the spices are toasted, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and green chiles, chicken and both bags of rice. Stir together and cook until the rice is heated through and beginning to absorb some of the liquid, about 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and sprinkle the pepper jack over the top. Cover with a lid and allow the cheese to melt completely, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle over the cilantro and serve.