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Fast Lemon Chicken and Rice

"With our busy ranch life, we often need to put meals on the table in a hurry," writes Kat Thompson of Prineville, Oregon. "This lemon-flavored chicken dish always fits the bill."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 3/4 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas


  • In a skillet, cook the first four ingredients in butter. Combine cornstarch, broth, lemon juice and salt if desired until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in rice and peas. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 361 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 797mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • goneabroad71
    Feb 27, 2015

    I really enjoy making this dish because it's fast and delicious. I make a few minor modifications -- i double the lemon juice, add some dried basil, and I cook jasmine rice and just add it at the end. My teenage sons love this dish as well!

  • Haman
    Mar 25, 2011

    This is a tasty easy dish. I didn't have any peas so I used frozen corn. Next time I am going try Instant Brown Rice. I passing the recipe on to my Granddaughter who is getting married in May.

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    May 15, 2008

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    Nov 8, 2007

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