Santa Fe Chicken

A delightful combination of saffron, rice, chicken, and jalapenos This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Santa Fe Chicken
Main Ingredients Chicken Breasts, Rice
Cuisine Mexican
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Santa Fe Chicken

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Rice (long grain)
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 2-3 Jalapeno chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 2 cups Chicken stock
  • 2 large Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • a pinch Saffron (kesar)
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet and sauté the onion, jalapenos and garlic till onions are translucent .
  2. Add stock and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and saffron and mix.
  3. Sprinkle salt, pepper powder and paprika flakes on the chicken and place over the rice mixture.
  4. Cover and simmer for twenty minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  5. Remove from the heat.
  6. Sprinkle cheese, cover and let stand for five minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1000
Carbohydrates 179.6
Protein 157.5
Fat 31.3