Texicali Chicken

From: Thomas Fenske
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1993 13:14:00 -0500 (EST)
This is in response to the request for Arroz Con Pollo recipes.  I make
this quite often:  it is one of my familiy's favorites.

  Serving Size : 6
  Qty       Measurement      Preparation           Ingredient
  ---       -----------      -----------           ----------
  1-        2-3 LBS          COOKED AND BONED      CHICKEN
  1         MED              CHOPPED               ONION
  1         MED              CHOPPED               BELL PEPPER
  1         t                                      SALT
  1/4       t                                      PEPPER
  1 1/2     T                                      CHILI POWDER
  1/2       t                                      cumin
  1         16 oz            can                   stewed tomatoes
  1         t                                      oregano
  1         t                chopped (or dried)    cilantro (optional)
  3         cups             cooked                rice
  2         T                                      oil
  2         t                                      corn starch
  The chicken can be either boiled or microwaved.  Break the cooked and boned
  chicken into bite sized pieces.  Reserve about one cup of the stock.
  Saute the onion and pepper in oil until the onion is transluscent.  Add the
  stewed tomatoes and stir.  Add the salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin and
  oregano and blend thoroughly.  When this has started to boil, add the
  reserved stock (you may substitute one cup of chicken bouilon).  Simmer for
  about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  Prepare rice according to package directions ( 1 1/2 cups, uncooked).
  Add the corn starch to a little water and blend.  Add to the tomato
  mixture and blend well, stirring as it thickens.  Add about one half of the
  chicken and the cilantro while stirring.  When this mixture has thickened,
  place the rice in a large greased baking dish (9 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 2),
  spreading it over the bottom.  Place the reserved chicken over this and
  pour the chicken tomato mixture over all.  Cover.  Thoroughly heat in a
  microwave oven on high for 6-8 minutes or in a preheated oven (350 F.) for
  12-15 minutes.


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