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Zesty Chicken and Rice

A dear friend gave me this recipe years ago. Italian dressing and seasoning add just the right amount of "zip" to ordinary chicken and rice.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 chicken breast halves (bone in)
  • 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli, carrots and water chestnuts
  • 2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons Italian seasoning


  • Place chicken in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour dressing over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes. Combine broth, vegetables, rice and Italian seasoning; pour over chicken.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 30 minutes more or until chicken juices run clear and rice is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 266 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • gunslinger
    Dec 16, 2020

    Very tasty, economical, easy and healthy! It's a keeper!

  • sgronholz
    Mar 11, 2019

    What a great recipe! I used boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces instead of bone-in and brown rice instead of long grain, so I only uncovered my pan for the last 15 minutes of baking. I covered my pan again after taking it from the oven and let it stand 10 minutes before serving. The rice and chicken were both tender and very delicious!

  • denndi
    Sep 10, 2008

    Chicken was a little dry. Suggest turning chicken over for last half hour.