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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Another "Keeper"

I made this for supper tonight - it is very good!

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 bottle Lawry's Baja Chipotle marinade or Lawry's 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 Pampered Chef Southwestern Seasoning or Taco Seasoning
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup tomato sauce

1 container Mexican Queso (author used Gordos Cheese Dip)
chopped tomato

Pour 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 or 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.

I have a recipe for a Pepper Jack sauce that would really be nice with this in lieu of the Queso.  I will try and remember to post it tomorrow.  Let me know if you try this recipe.


  1. Look at you . . . Miss 26 . . .this recipe looks great . . . My Paprika is getting filled up!

  2. OH my goodness. This looks luscious, Barb.

  3. Your meal looks very very good. I reckon you should of been a chef. VBG Hugs Judy

  4. Oh I wish I had come for dinner! That looks delicious!