New Orleans Black Beans and Rice with Chicken

Categories: Main Dish

1 7-ounce box Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Black Beans and Rice
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
2½ cups water< thawed or fresh halves, breast chicken split 2>

PREPARATION:
Oven Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Spray a 2-quart rectangular glass pan (1 ½ – 2″ sides) with non-stick cooking spray.
3. Pour the seasoning packet in the bottom of the pan. Mash out the lumps with a large spoon. Add black beans and rice to the seasoning mix, stir.
4. Add canned tomatoes and water. Stir thoroughly.
5. Place the chicken breast halves on top of the black bean and rice mixture.
6. Bake 1½ hours. Check mixture at one hour, if beans and rice are getting dry on the edges, cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake remaining ½ hour.
7. Serve hot with a green salad and bread.

Alternate Crockpot Method:
1. Combine ingredients in a crockpot as directed above in steps 3, 4, 5 and 6.
2. Cover with lid, turn to Low and cook 4 to 8 hours.
3. If 4 hour cooking time is used, test chicken for doneness by piercing thickest part of meat with a sharp fork. If juices run clear, serve. If not, continue cooking.

YIELD: 4 Servings
NUTRIENT INFORMATION PER SERVING: 327 calories, 8 g fat, 23 g protein, 42 g carbohydrates,
6 g fiber, 45 mg calcium, 3 mcg folate, 370 mg potassium, and 209 mg sodium.