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Chicken Rice and Vegetable Skillet

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Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet – Deliciously seasoned bed of rice chock-full of chicken pieces, veggies, and so much flavor! Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet!

Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet - Deliciously seasoned bed of rice chock-full of chicken pieces, veggies, and so much flavor! Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet!
Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet is a one-skillet dinner that can be on the table in 30 minutes, prepared with chicken, rice, peppers and tomatoes.

 



Me and this whole ONE POT MEALS thing… it’s out of control.

This recipe was originally published on June 6, 2014, and updated with new photos and content on March 2, 2018.

I found some raw cubed chicken in the back of my freezer, leftover from that Jambalaya, so I decided to remake this old time favorite for us and share it again with you. I added some veggies in here for some color, more flavor, and texture. Best part, always, is that everything cooks in the same skillet for better flavor and less cleanup. It’s your main dish and your side dish in just one pan. HIGH-FIVE!

Therefore! I am going to make you skip the movies AND the Olive Garden tonight because you are going to make this Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet for din din. M’kay?

Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet - Deliciously seasoned bed of rice chock-full of chicken pieces, veggies, and so much flavor! Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet!

Real talk? I haven’t gone to the movie theater in over 2 years. Prior to that, it was 4 years.
I’m SO not a movie goer. I just can’t get into it. AND it’s 2 hours of my life wasted on watching some director’s fantasy and/or wild imagination…

Now, gimme a documentary, or some other real life/true story stuff, and I am all over that! Not those “based” on a true story – no – I want THE story. Know what I mean?

Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet - Deliciously seasoned bed of rice chock-full of chicken pieces, veggies, and so much flavor! Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet!

BUT, I wish I could make this Chicken Skillet for YOU. I really do. It’s SO GOOD!!

Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet - Deliciously seasoned bed of rice chock-full of chicken pieces, veggies, and so much flavor! Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet!

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN AND RICE WITH VEGGIES

All sorta things are happening in here. We have rice, chicken, veggies, more rice… and it all happens in one skillet.

  • We will first brown some chicken pieces, then add in diced onions and peppers.
  • Some water and sour cream (you can use yogurt) will be added in, as well as seasonings, rice, and tomatoes.
  • When all of that comes to a boil, we’ll lower the heat, cover the pan, and cook it all for about 7 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  • A stir of shredded cheese (optional) and some green onions is all you will need to finish it off.

Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet - Deliciously seasoned bed of rice chock-full of chicken pieces, veggies, and so much flavor! Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet!

JUST A NOTE…

I have made this recipe with both, white minute rice and brown minute rice, and the cooking time was the same for both. The brown rice added more flavor, but it was a tad bit mushier than the white minute rice. Just a tad! Nothing to worry about.

Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet - Deliciously seasoned bed of rice chock-full of chicken pieces, veggies, and so much flavor! Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet!

Honestly, these days it seems that the only way I am capable of preparing dinner is if it all takes place in one pan. Chicken also has to be present, and some cheese. Carbs are also welcome… now I’m thinking about bread rolls and steak. Me hungry.

As I said earlier, all you have to do here is throw some stuff in a skillet and eat it. I don’t even bother putting it on a plate. I just stand above the stove and “taste-test” for, like, ever! It’s THAT good. Trust me. Make it and you’ll see.

Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet - Deliciously seasoned bed of rice chock-full of chicken pieces, veggies, and so much flavor! Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet!

Happy Weekend!

ENJOY!

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Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet - Deliciously seasoned bed of rice chock-full of chicken pieces, veggies, and so much flavor! Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet!
Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Deliciously seasoned bed of rice chock-full of chicken pieces, veggies, and so much flavor! Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 469 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken breast halves , cubed
  • 2 white onions , sliced
  • 1 bell pepper , diced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme , leaves only
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant rice (brown rice or white rice)
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream (you can also use yogurt)
  • 1 large tomato , diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded monterey jack cheese (optional)
  • 2 green onions , sliced (optional)
  • parsley , for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. (I used a 12-inch cast iron skillet)

  2. Add cubed chicken pieces; cook until browned on all sides, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add onions and peppers.
  4. Season with salt, ground pepper, and fresh thyme leaves.
  5. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender; about 6 minutes.
  6. Stir in garlic, water, rice, and sour cream; stir until well blended.
  7. Bring mixture to a boil.
  8. Add tomatoes and season with paprika.
  9. Lower heat to a simmer, cover the pan, and continue to cook for about 7 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  10. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and garnish with green onions and parsley.
  11. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

  12. Serve.
  13. OPTIONAL: For a browned, crusty top, you can pop the skillet under the broiler for a minute or 2.

Recipe Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD

WW SmartPoints: 11

Nutrition Facts
Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Potassium 640mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 34.9%
Vitamin C 61.3%
Calcium 29%
Iron 17.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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30 Responses
  1. Jen

    Adding this into the rotation. Our weeks have been flying by and this looks like the perfect way to get a delicious dinner on the table.

    1. Kim

      Just tried this with 2C leftovers from Rotisserie chicken. I held the tomato (my husband is allergic), made a couple passes over the pan with chicken/pountry seasoning and added a bag of broccoli I steamed at the end, after adding the Jack cheese, when I realized I didn’t have the chives I thought I had and wanted some more color.

      My husband and I loved it. Eldest daughter, 7, did, too. Youngest daughter, 6, begrudgingly complimented it even though she was skeptical about the orange pepper (and I didn’t tell her about the cheese, or she wouldn’t have eaten it). We enjoyed the different flavors playing off one another.

  2. Toni

    Made this Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet tonight…It was really good! Next time I think I will add another chicken breast and more peppers!

  3. I’m craving this right now! I love dishes like this that come together so easily and all in one pot….pinning and, if I can make it to the store today, making for dinner tonight! Oh, and I’m with you…I cannot sit still long enough to watch a movie…well, unless George Clooney is involved! 😉

  4. This looks very similar to mom’s rice pilaf with chicken.She just doesn’t use cream or cheese in it. sounds really intriguing! Will give it a try and surprise mom!

  5. First of all, I could eat this literally every day. Love it! As far as movies go, we are the same way! I can’t stand sitting in a theatre, amongst tons of people I don’t know, wasting hours of my life. If I hear about how good the film is, I will gladly rent the movie someday, and will likely still fall asleep to it on my couch. Have a great weekend!

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