Monday, October 3, 2016

Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice

I usually have chicken breasts in the freezer and am always on the lookout for quick and easy dinners for the Launchpad. From Creme de la Crumb via BuzzFeed.

One Pot Lemon Herb Chicken & Rice

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Total time 30 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients for the chicken
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 

Ingredients for the rice
  • 1 cup uncooked rice (white or brown) 
  • 2¼ cups chicken broth (I used low sodium)  
  • juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet or pan (one that has a lid). Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, and Italian seasoning. Brown chicken in the butter for 1-2 minutes on each side. (Chicken shouldn't be cooked through at this point) Transfer chicken to a plate. 
  2. Add rice, chicken broth, lemon juice, and remaining Italian seasoning to the pan (no need to clean it first). Place chicken on top, then cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes until liquid is dissolved. 
  3. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro if desired and lemon wedges for squeezing. Serve immediately.

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