When your day is so hectic you don’t even have time to figure out how to make a meal for yourself, let alone your entire family, takeout is not your only option. This chicken and rice dinner recipe is the savior of busy home cooks (and hungry kids) everywhere, and yes, it really is possible to make it in just 15 minutes. Seasoned white meat chicken breasts are served over a bed of fluffy rice in creamy sauce with tender-crisp broccoli florets. This super-fast skillet recipe makes a full chicken and rice dinner in 15 minutes, no waiting.
cost per recipe: $7.46
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until browned on both sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
Stir the soup, water and paprika in the skillet and heat to a boil. Stir in the rice and broccoli. Reduce the heat to low. Return the chicken to the skillet. Sprinkle the chicken with additional paprika. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is done and the rice is tender. Season to taste before serving.
Quick, easy and delicious! Was craving this and once I made it, everyone loved it. I did use chicken flavored instant rice though, we are chicken lovers.
A little bland, but pretty decent
Despite the sodium in the soup, I had to add salt to bring the flavors out more. All in all, not a bad quick supper for a busy day. Would be good with cheddar cheese soup to make a chicken broccoli rice Au Gratin.
Easy, Delicious, and I could make it!
I was able to follow this fast and easy recipe and it turned out so perfect. My family loved it as well. I chose the Cream of Chicken Soup with Herbs and found a new soup to love as well. Thank you!
Great Expectations Unrealized
Unfortunately, this did not work for me. I found the amount of water was vastly insufficient; I had to keep adding more and more at 1/4c. intervals until I'd added about a full cup in total. By that time, the rice was finally done - after about an additional 30 minutes- but the flavor was completely washed out and bland. I recommend reducing the rice to 1 c and keeping the water at the recommended amount. I will not make this recipe again.
I made the following substitutions: Milk instead of water 16 oz bag frozen corn 12.5 oz can white chunk chicken Added a 4oz can sliced mushrooms Cooked per recipe except did not brown the fully cooked chicken! Great meal from food pantry donations!
So great how you were able to customize the recipe with what you had on hand!
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.