Southwestern Chicken And Rice Dinner

This dinner recipe will fill your plate with chicken, rice, salad, and biscuits. Thanks to convenience products such as breaded precooked chicken, instant rice, refrigerated biscuits, and pre-washed salad greens, it goes together with minimal fuss.

Southwestern Chicken And Rice Dinner
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 15 mins to 18 mins Cook 20 mins


  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes*
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) refrigerated breaded precooked chicken tenderloins* OR: 1 package (14 ounces) breaded precooked chicken cutlets (4 cutlets)
  • 1 cup shredded pepper-Jack cheese (about 4 ounces)*
  • 1 large corn biscuits OR: any large refrigerated biscuits*
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicali corn*
  • 1 box (7 ounces) instant white rice*
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) washed salad greens mix*
  • 6 ounces grape tomatoes, halved (half of 12-ounce container)*
  • 1/3 cup bottled ranch dressing*

Make It

1. Combine stewed tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne pepper in small saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

3. Place chicken tenders in single layer in 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish, or cutlets in 9-inch square baking dish. Spoon about 1/2 cup stewed tomato sauce over chicken. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top.

4. Bake biscuits in 350 degree F oven following the package directions, for 15 to 18 minutes. Place the baking dish with the chicken in the oven alongside biscuits and bake for 15 minutes or until completely heated through and the cheese is melted.

5. Meanwhile, heat corn in small saucepan over low heat. Prepare rice following package directions.

6. Toss salad and tomatoes with ranch dressing.

7. To serve, spoon the remaining stewed tomato sauce over the rice. Serve the rice with the chicken, biscuits, corn and salad.


8. To make sure you're express-lane bound, you'll only need to buy 9 items max, asterisked on the ingredient lists above. A serving of each recipe constitutes an entire meal; you don't need side dishes.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 948, Fat, total (g): 40, chol. (mg): 72, sat. fat (g): 13, carb. (g): 108, fiber (g): 8, pro. (g): 38, sodium (mg): 2246, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.