Parmesan Chicken with Lemon Rice
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
- 3/4 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
- 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup frozen peas (about 4 ounces), thawed
- 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- Freshly ground pepper, optional
- In a saucepan, bring broth and lemon juice to a boil. Stir in rice and onion; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is almost absorbed and rice is tender, 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and milk. In another bowl, toss bread crumbs with 1/3 cup cheese and oregano. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness. Dip in egg mixture, then in crumb mixture to coat both sides.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook chicken until golden brown and chicken is no longer pink, 2-3 minutes per side.
- When rice is cooked, gently stir in peas; cook, covered, until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Stir in lemon zest and remaining cheese. Cut chicken into slices; serve with rice. If desired, sprinkle with pepper.
Nutrition Facts3 ounces cooked chicken with 3/4 cup rice: 500 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 623mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.
Jun 26, 2019
I made this last night and was disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly. It was very bland. The rice was very good for a change. I have leftovers and think I’ll make a gravy for the chicken.
May 14, 2019
I like thin cutlets rather than pounding out regular ones. For the onion, I had Bermudas on hand, and I did not add the cheese to the rice. Not only was this great that day, but it reheated well also. I can't wait to make it again using fresh spring peas rather than frozen. If you're not a fan of English peas, you could also use sugar snaps or even asparagus tips.
Jan 10, 2019
I was hesitant to make this because my husband doesn't like peas, but I thought I'd try it thinking he could always pick out the peas. To my surprise, he really liked the rice with peas. He thought the chicken was just okay. I liked all of it.
Nov 4, 2017
So easy to prepare and all ingredients on hand - loved it
Oct 24, 2017
This recipe makes for a perfect quick dinner. My boyfriend loved the chicken and the pairing with lemon rice made for a nice little "date night" meal. Will definitely make again!
Oct 22, 2017
Such an easy way to make plain rice taste amazing. The chicken was also delicious. I added some of my cream avocado sauce and it put it over the edge. Definitely a meal I will make for company.
Jul 16, 2017
This is amazing. The rice is something I will make just on its on. So good and simple.