Chicken & Chile-Cheese Rice

by Jessica on July 27, 2012

It’s been quite a while since I’ve participated in a recipe swap… especially one with the lovely ladies of the ‘What’s Cooking’ board I first joined back in 2008. So, when a post popped up about a Blogger’s Choice swap, I committed with excitement!

My assignment comes from Ashley’s blog, Cheese Curd in Paradise. After digging through her many recipes, I chose this yummy Chicken & Chile-Cheese Rice dish. I invited over Momma G and Dad for dinner… and C, too, of course. We dined on this alongside a salad and in the end, we were all stuffed. The leftovers made for another tasty dish that I’ll be posting soon, so keep a look out for that one, too!

Chicken with Chile-Cheese Rice

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 md onion, chopped
  • 2 sm jalape├▒os, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2-1/2 c low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 (13-1/2 oz) cans mild diced green chiles
  • 1 c reduced-fat colby jack cheese
  • 1 c fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 c uncooked brown rice


Boil chicken in water for 15 to 20 minutes, until completely cooked and no longer pink. Shred and set aside.

Spray large skillet with PAM. Add onion, garlic, and jalapenos to pan. Set heat to medium, and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring, 1 minute more, then pour in broth and bring to a boil. Boil rice 5 minutes, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover pan, and cook for about 30 minutes.

Return chicken to the pan and cook until rice is tender, liquid is absorbed, and chicken is heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in chiles, cheese, and cilantro until cheese is melted. Garnish with a sour cream and chopped cilantro.

Source: Cheese Curd in Paradise

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ashley July 27, 2012 at 8:41 am

So happy it was a hit! I love the heat this dish packs!


2 Mary Hirsch July 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Yeah, this is a dish you could just go for a second helping, huh? Looks delicious and I am glad you enjoyed it.


3 The Home Cook August 1, 2012 at 8:28 am

When I saw you post this I thought it looked familiar. ­čÖé So glad you liked it. I need to make this again soon!


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