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Chicken Rice Skillet Recipe

Chicken Rice Skillet Recipe

Pleasant seasonings and plenty of vegetables highlight this traditional chicken and rice pairing from Jan Balata. "Leftovers are great reheated in the microwave," comments the Kilkenny, Minnesota cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 2 cups frozen green beans, thawed
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice


  • 1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil for about 4 minutes on each side or until almost tender. Add celery, onions and peppers; cook until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in the beans and mushrooms; cook until chicken juices run clear.
  • 2. Stir in the broth, water and seasonings. Bring to a boil. stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until rice is tender; fluff rice with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 326 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 990mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"We used Lemon Pepper marinated chicken from the store and not used the lemon pepper seasoning. It was delicious. My husband liked it but thought it was a little too spicy and maybe use regular chicken next time. My picky daughter also liked it and my picky son only said he didn't like it because of the peppers."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"Not bad but made changes. I cut chicken up into bite size pieces, I omitted the red and yellow peppers and added carrots and sweet peas and omitted all seasonings except salt and pepper. After rice was tender I added some velveeta. The kids loved it."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"Tasteless recipe......dry chicken breasts. Would never make this again!"

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