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Mexican Chicken & Garlic Rice

Mexican Chicken & Garlic Rice

with Cherry Tomato Salsa & Mini Corn Cobs

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One of the best part of Mexican for dinner is getting to pick and choose between all the yummy bits! This bowl has garlic-infused rice plus spiced tender chicken pieces, a fresh and bright cherry tomato salsa and mini corn cobs. The hardest part of the meal is choosing what bite to eat first!


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Total Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy

Serving 4 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

Serving 4 people

6 clove


2 packet

basmati rice

(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)

1 punnet

cherry tomatoes

1 bag


1 unit


1 unit


1 sachet

Mexican Fiesta spice blend

1 packet

chicken breast

2 unit


1 block

Cheddar cheese


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

40 g



3 cup


½ tsp


Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)3350 kJ
Fat31.4 g
of which saturates14.5 g
Carbohydrate72.9 g
of which sugars4.5 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein52.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium925 mg
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Chopping board
Medium Pan
Large Pan
Medium Bowl
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with a dash of olive oil over a medium heat. Add the 1/2 the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until golden and fragrant. Add the basmati rice, water, and the salt to the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and keep covered for 10 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water has absorbed. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!


While the rice is cooking, bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half. Roughly chop the coriander. Chop the cucumber into 1cm chunks. Zest and juice the lemon. Grate the Cheddar cheese. In a medium bowl, combine the Mexican Fiesta spice blend, remaining garlic, 1/2 the lemon juice, 1/2 the lemon zest and a drizzle of olive oil. Cut the chicken breast into 1cm strips. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Set aside. SPICY! If you or the kids are extra sensitive to chilli, feel free to use less spice blend!


Slice the corn cobs in half. TIP: Using a sharp knife, score around the centre of the corn cob, then use your hands to snap in half. Place the corn cobs into the pan of boiling water. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender and bright yellow. Drain.


While the corn is cooking, combine the remaining lemon juice and zest and 4 tsp olive oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Add the cucumber, cherry tomatoes and coriander. Just before serving, toss to combine.


In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a high heat. Once hot, add 1/2 the chicken and cook, tossing, for 4-5 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken.


Divide the garlic rice between bowls. Top with the corn cobs (spread with a little butter if you like!) and chicken. Spoon over any remaining pan juices and resting juices from the chicken. Top with the grated Cheddar cheese and cherry tomato salsa.