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    Warm Caribbean Chicken and Rice Salad With Almonds

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

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    1 hrs 10 mins

    25 mins

    45 mins

    LMillerRN's Note:

    Enjoy the island flavors of WARM CARIBBEAN CHICKEN AND RICE SALAD WITH ALMONDS (see recipe). Serve the whole-meal salad with LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFINS.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
    • 12 ounces chicken breast tenders, cut into bite-size pieces
    • 1 (8 ounce) package yellow rice
    • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, divided
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia or another variety)
    • 1 seeded and finely chopped jalapeno pepper
    • 1 teaspoon caribbean jerk seasoning
    • 1 1/4 cups fresh orange juice or 1 1/4 cups other orange juice, divided
    • 1 teaspoon arrowroot
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest (orange part only)
    • 1 cup orange section (fresh, canned or chilled)
    • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat a large skillet on medium-high. Add almonds and cook, stirring, until golden; set aside. In same skillet, heat half the oil and cook chicken 4 minutes, stirring, or until almost cooked through. Remove to a warm plate; cover to finish cooking. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to directions, omitting any oil. Toss hot rice with 1/4 cup chopped cilantro; set aside to keep warm.
    2. 2
      For the dressing: Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Add onions, jalapeno pepper and jerk seasoning, and cook 5 minutes or until onions are wilted. Pour in 1 cup of orange juice and boil 5 minutes to reduce. Combine the arrowroot and remaining 1/4 cup orange juice and stir into sauce to thicken. Add the salt and orange zest. Toss the cooked chicken, orange sections, half the almonds, remaining 1/4 cup cilantro and spinach together. Add the hot rice and the dressing and toss again to mix thoroughly. Serve topped with remaining almonds.

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    Nutritional Facts for Warm Caribbean Chicken and Rice Salad With Almonds

    Serving Size: 1 (187 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 175.1
     
    Calories from Fat 59
    34%
    Total Fat 6.6 g
    10%
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 33.1 mg
    11%
    Sodium 151.5 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.3 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    10%
    Sugars 8.3 g
    33%
    Protein 16.5 g
    33%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    yellow rice

    caribbean jerk seasoning

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