Saucy Mediterranean Chicken with Rice

“The hints of Mediterranean flavour in this chicken dish make it a family favourite.” —Tabitha Alloway, Edna, Kansas

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4servings 30minutes
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  1. In a small bowl, mix the water, tomato paste, lemon juice, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, ginger, fennel, turmeric and, if desired, coriander until smooth.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir until tender. Stir in chicken; brown 3-4 minutes. Pour water mixture into pan.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until chicken is no longer pink, 8-10 minutes. Serve with rice. If desired, top with parsley.
Recipe Notes

Test Kitchen tips

  • Freeze leftover tomato paste on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet in 1-tablespoon mounds. Once frozen, transfer to a zip-top freezer bag.
  • Long grain rice triples when cooked and instant rice doubles. So you'll need 1 cup uncooked long grain or 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant to yield about 3 cups hot cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup chicken mixture with 3/4 cup rice: 394 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 527mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fibre), 27g protein.

Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.