Chicken and Rice

Helping to battle childhood obesity, HealthCorps (founded by Dr. Oz), helps young people and their families improve their knowledge of nutrition and wellness. This HealthCorps' recipe for chicken and rice provides protein, whole grains, and lycopene.

Recipe copyright 2008 by HealthCorps, Inc. from Cook Before You Eat - HealthCorps' Healthy Cookbook for Teens. Used with permission.


2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tbsp lime juice
1 1/2 cups brown rice
15 oz tomato sauce
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup water
16 oz frozen peas
2 tbsp fresh cilantro

1. Place chicken, rice, tomato sauce, lime juice, oil and water in a large pot over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil.

 

2. Cover the pot and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
 

3. Stir in peas, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Let cook 5-10 more minutes or until rice is tender.