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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

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WW Freestyle: 10
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
This Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet is an easy chicken recipe and the perfect one-skillet dinner. Delicious rice full of chicken, veggies and flavor! 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 469


  • 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


  • Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. (I used a 12-inch cast iron skillet)
  • Add cubed chicken pieces; cook until browned on all sides, about 3 minutes.
  • Add onions and peppers.
  • Season with salt, ground pepper, and fresh thyme leaves.
  • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender; about 6 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, water, rice, and sour cream; stir until well blended.
  • Bring mixture to a boil.
  • Add tomatoes and season with paprika.
  • Lower heat to a simmer, cover the pan, and continue to cook for about 7 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  • Remove from heat; stir in cheese and garnish with green onions and parsley.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve.
  • OPTIONAL: For a browned, crusty top, you can pop the skillet under the broiler for a minute or 2.


Nutrition Facts
Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 284mg12%
Potassium 640mg18%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1745IU35%
Vitamin C 50.6mg61%
Calcium 290mg29%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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