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Red Beans-Chicken and Rice is delicious, easy to make and also healthy.  It’s a Diabetic and also a WeightWatchers (6) PointsPlus+ recipe. Makes (4) Servings. Red Beans-Chicken and Rice will become one of your favorite recipes once you’ve tried it.red-beans-chicken-rice


(10 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15 oz) can no-salt-added red beans, rinsed, drained
1 container ready-to-serve cooked brown rice, such as “Minute” (brand name)
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Lime wedges
Additional Cayenne pepper (optional)


1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook and stir for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.

2. Stir beans, rice, broth, cumin and the 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper into chicken mixture in skillet. Heat through. Serve with lime wedges. If desired sprinkle with additional cayenne pepper.

Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: 1 Cup per serving

WW Points+ = 6
Carb Choices: 2

Diet Exchange:
1/2 Vegetable + 2 Starch + 2-1/2 Meat (L)

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 272, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Carbohydrates 30g, Cholesterol 41mg, Sodium 311mg, Sugars 2g, Fiber 10g, Protein 25g, Vitamin A 194(IU), Vitamin C 30mg, Calcium 61mg, Iron 2mg

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