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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Main Office (Effingham County)
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Email: uie-cefj@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Clay County)
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Fayette County)
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Jasper County)
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness

Recipe of the Month

Chicken and Rice


2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 whole chicken, cut up and skin removed
1 green pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tomatoes, choppped
2 1/4 cups chicken broth, low sodium
1 bay leaf
Salt (to taste)
Ground black pepper (to taste)
1 cup rice, uncooked

1 cup peas


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and chicken until meat is browned.
  2. Add green pepper, onion, and garlic to skillet and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato, chicken broth, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in rice. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes longer, or until all liquid has been absorbed and chicken is tender.
  6. Add peas, cook until hot.
Nutrition FactsServings per Recipe:
6 servings Amount Per Serving Calories 340 Fat 9g Sodium 135mg Total Carbohydrates 34g Fiber 3g Protein 30g

Questions? Contact Erin Maxwell, Community Worker, SNAP-Ed at emaxwell@illinois.edu

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