Middle Eastern-Style Chicken, Veggies and Rice

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
Two 8.5-to-8.8-ounce packages 90-second, microwave-ready whole grain brown rice, or 4 cups cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed and halved on the diagonal
1 large white onion, thinly sliced
1 large red pepper, thinly sliced
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
10 ounces shredded rotisserie/cooked chicken breast meat, about 2 cups (from 1 rotisserie chicken)
3/4 teaspoon Moroccan spice blend (ras el hanout) or ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

Prepare the rice according to package directions. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a wok or large deep skillet over high heat. Add the green beans and onions and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Add the peppers and 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir-fry until the green beans and peppers are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add the broth, scraping up any browned bits. Stir in the shredded chicken, rice, spice blend and 1/2 teaspoon salt and simmer until no excess liquid remains, about 1 minute. Season with salt.

Transfer to a platter, sprinkle with the parsley and pine nuts and serve.

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