Santa Fe Chicken With Saffron Rice

Total Time
1hr 30mins
15 mins
1 hr 15 mins

This is an easy and delicious recipe. The saffron rice really makes it special. It is also a very healthy meal.

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  1. Spray a 2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
  2. Put chicken and onion into the casserole.
  3. Sprinkle with worcestershire, lime and garlic.
  4. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until chicken is done.
  5. Cut up the stewed tomatoes; add to casserole with rest of ingredients except cheese.
  6. Mix, then cover tightly.
  7. Continue to bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until rice is done.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and let sit on top of stove until cheese melts.
  9. Top with fresh chopped cilantro, if desired.
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5 5

I can't think of how it could be better. Although maybe I'd cut up the chicken so it would cook faster. We loved this, the flavor was more complex than most casseroles.

5 5

A wonderful dish! One I'll be making often. I did not bake it but simmered the entire dish in a covered skillet on my stovetop. I also did not add any cheese, it was very moist and extremely favorful without. I also made my own saffron rice so I could control the salt using Basmati uncooked rice, chicken broth and several saffron strands. Shawn in suburban Chicago

5 5

This is the first time I have made a saffron rice dish and I am hooked! Very inventive and tasty recipe. I omitted the black beans and replaced with corn (personal preference). I found it easy to make and very good.