Herbed Chicken and Rice Recipe
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Herbed Chicken and Rice Recipe

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Marjoram, thyme, rosemary and sage make this main dish taste like Thanksgiving. Your family will love the crunchy surprise of chopped walnuts. —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 299 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute chicken in butter for 3-4 minutes. Add the carrots and onion; saute until tender.
  2. Add water and seasonings; bring to a boil. Stir in the rice. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Garnish with walnuts. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Chicken and Rice in Quick Cooking March/April 2001

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 299 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

I agree that this dish was bland, but I might make it again and try replacing the water with chicken broth, and I would also increase the chicken to 1 pound. The dish seemed too much like a side dish instead of a main dish.

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

Enjoyed it a lot but thought it was a little bland so we added some soy sauce and it was just what it needed. We all had seconds.

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

Excellent

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