Italian Chicken and Rice Recipe

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"I combined the best of three favorite recipes to come up with this tender and tasty chicken-rice combination," writes Cathee Bethel of Lebannon, Oregon. "It's my family's favorite way to eat chicken."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2/3 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk, divided
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 288 calories, 11g fat (0 saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Place 1/3 cup milk in another bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then coat with the cheese mixture.
  2. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, combine the water, rice, salt if desired and remaining milk. Top with chicken. Drizzle with butter.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until the rice is tender and a meat thermometer reads 170°:. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Chicken and Rice in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p22

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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lab7137 User ID: 4500500 49902
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"Where do you get the Italian seasoning? Is there a certain brand?"

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