Chicken and Rice with Spinach and Raisins

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  1. In medium saucepan, bring water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add rice, cover and reduce to a simmer over low heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Removed pan from heat, add spinach and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes without stirring and then fluff with a fork and stir spinach in.
  4. While rice is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Then add to skillet and cook until browned on each side, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Transfer chicken to plate and cover to keep warm. Add onion to skillet and cook 5 minutes until soft.
  7. Add broth, lemon juice, olives and raisins to the onion. Cook over medium-high until reduced by half, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve chicken over rice and top with sauce.

Recipe Tips

Substitute any dried fruit for raisins such as dates or dried cranberries.

Substitute chicken cutlets for chicken thighs or breasts.

Use any type of broth on hand- vegetable broth works well in this dish.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Rice with Spinach and Raisins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 649mg 27%
Potassium 922mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 9g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 241%
Vitamin C 23%
Vitamin D0%
Calcium 17%
Iron 38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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