Apple Chicken and Rice

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
The first time we tried this apple chicken, I knew I'd be making it for a long time to come. I serve it with a salad and bread. —Nadene MacLeod, Springfield, Massachusetts


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 package (6 ounces) chicken-flavored rice mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. In a large skillet, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon butter until juices run clear; remove and keep warm. Set seasoning packet from rice mix aside. In the same skillet, saute rice mix in remaining butter for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Add the water, broth, apple juice, apple, mushrooms, onion, cranberries and contents of rice seasoning packet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Return chicken to the pan; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 391 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 818mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fruit.