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Garden Vegetable & Chicken Skillet


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the chicken, squash, onion and carrot in butter for 5-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink; drain. Add the spinach, garlic, salt, thyme and pepper; cook 2 minutes longer.
  • 2. Stir in rice and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 355 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 38g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


Average Rating: 4.833333
  • dcscake_OH
    Jul 26, 2017

    I made this today, it was fast to make. I added other vegetables to it. And I only use reg. brown rice, so I pre-cooked it. Great, I will make it again.

  • Ginny
    Dec 31, 1969

    This was a great recipe. I used a med apple instead of a med. squash since I did not have one available at the time, and believe it or not, the taste of the apple was almost the same as the squash. THe result fantastic. I think next time to make it taste even better is to use Chicken Broth. I will give this recipe 5 stars.

  • patriotsgrl
    Jun 26, 2012

    OMG this was soooo good I used chicken broth instead of water yummmm

  • luvmycpl
    Jun 26, 2012

    My husband and I were very skeptical because putting this together it didn't look very good. But it was delicious and my husband doesn't even care for squash. It was a little runny so maybe next time I would add less water, and maybe try the chicken broth like the other person did. Always a success when I can get him to eat veggies and he gives the okay I can make it again!

  • lindersplinter
    Jun 21, 2012

    Very tasty! I changed the 1 cup water to 1 cup Chicken broth plus 1/2 cup water!

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