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Tuesday, March 29 2011


  • 4    skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4  cup  Spiced Tomato-Mushroom Blend, (recipe below)
  • 2  Tbsp.  olive oil
  • 1  cup  long grain rice
  • 1-1/2  cups  fresh sugar snap pea pods
  •     Fresh parsley (optional)
  •     Lemon wedges (optional)
  •     Spiced Tomato-Mushroom Blend
  • 1  cup  dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • 1  oz.  dried mushrooms (shiitake or morel)*
  • 1/4  cup  dried minced onion
  • 2  Tbsp.  salt
  • 1  Tbsp.  dried thyme
  • 1  Tbsp.  cumin seed
  • 2  tsp.  crushed red pepper
  • 1  tsp.  garlic powder
  • 1  tsp.  ground cinnamon
  • 1  tsp  ground cumin
  • 1  tsp.  ground cardamom
  • 1/2  tsp.  ground black pepper


1. Lightly coat chicken with 1 tablespoon of the spiced blend.

2. In large skillet cook chicken in hot olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side; remove from skillet. Stir remaining spiced blend and rice into skillet; cook 1 minute. Add 2-1/2 cups water; return chicken to skillet. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes.

3. Add pea pods to skillet. Cover. Cook 5 minutes more or until rice is tender. Serve with parsley and lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Spiced Tomato-Mushroom Blend:In large bowl combine all ingredients. Place the mixture, one-fourth at a time, in blender. Cover and blend 30 seconds or until tomatoes are finely chopped. Transfer to storage container. Refrigerate; use seasoning blend within 1 month. Makes 8 (1/4-cup) portions.

*Test Kitchen Tip:To remove grit from dried mushrooms, place in sieve and rinse under cold running water. Drain and pat dry. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until dry and crisp.

nutrition facts

  • Calories428, 
  • Total Fat (g)9, 
  • Saturated Fat (g)2, 
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g)5,
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g)1, 
  • Cholesterol (mg)82, 
  • Sodium (mg)625, 
  • Carbohydrate (g)46,
  • Total Sugar (g)4, 
  • Fiber (g)3, 
  • Protein (g)38, 
  • Vitamin C (DV%)10, 
  • Calcium (DV%)8, 
  • Iron (DV%)22, 
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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