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POLLO LOCO MEXICAN CHICKEN AND RICE
I made this last night and it was delicious…I actually used the Carribean jerk marinade since my store didn’t have the Baja Chipotle. Hubby and kids gave it 5 stars!!Delicious and easy
ALL YOU NEED :
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 bottle Lawrys Baja Chipotle Marinade or Lawrys Mesquite Marinade
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup uncooked long grain rice “not instant”
1 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp Southwestern or Taco seasoning
2 cups chicken broth
½ cup tomato sauce
1 container refrigerated white Mexican Queso (I used Gordos Cheese Dip)
1 chopped tomato
HOW TO MAKE :
Pour Lawrys Baja Chipotle Marinade over chicken and let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight. When ready, grill chicken until done (165 degrees).
While the chicken is grilling prepare the rice.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add rice. Cook, stirring constantly, until puffed and golden. While rice is cooking, sprinkle with salt and Southwestern/Taco seasoning.
Stir in onion flakes, tomato sauce and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Heat cheese dip according to package directions set aside.
To assemble the Pollo Loco – place 1/4 of the rice on a plate, top with grilled chicken. Pour 2-3 Tbsp cheese dip over chicken and rice and top with chopped tomatoes
If you don’t have access to a grill or the weather isn’t right to fire up the grill, you can cook the chicken inside. Pan sear the chicken breasts in a skillet for 3 or 4 minutes per side. Place chicken on a baking sheet and bake at 425ºF for an additional 10 minutes. Adapted From plainchicken.com