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Chicken with Savory Herbed Rice

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 4 people

If you're looking for a quick-cooking dish that's got lots of great flavor, try this savory sauté featuring golden chicken, peas, thyme-seasoned rice and Parmesan cheese. 


cost per recipe: $9.15

  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Tips

    • Ingredient Note: We develop our recipes using a 4-to 5-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast half per serving. However, there are a range of sizes available in-store, from the butcher counter to the meat case and the freezer section. Use whichever you prefer- just follow the recipe as written above for the best result. If you're using larger chicken breasts they may require a little longer cooking time.
  • Step 1

    Season the chicken with the garlic powder and black pepper.

  • Step 2

    Cook the chicken in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet.

  • Step 3

    Heat the broth and thyme in the skillet over medium-high heat to a boil. Stir in the rice. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the peas. Return the chicken to the skillet. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Stir the cheese into the rice mixture before serving.


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  • Making this tonight!!

    Molly I.
    June 27, 2013

    I'm making this for dinner tonight but going to try brown rice instead of white. Hoping that works just as well :)

  • Chicken with Savory Herbed Rice

    Mary T.
    July 11, 2011

    I agree with the other reviewer who suggested regular rice instead of instant rice. I think I might try it with whole grain rice next time. The kids seem to like it, though, and that's a plus in my book!

  • Chicken with Savory Herbed Rice

    December 22, 2005

    Next time I will use regular rice(and a little more fluid) cook for @15min then add the peas for the last 5-8 minutes ...I didn't really like the texture of the quick rice. However, it was very tasty overall

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Calories 357
Total Fat 4 g
Sat. Fat 1.3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 106 mg
Sodium 488 mg
Total Carb 36 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 2 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 37 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 18 %DV
Potassium 13 %DV
Calories 361
Total Fat 4 g
Sat. Fat 1.3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 106 mg
Sodium 335 mg
Total Carb 36 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 39 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 7 %DV
Iron 18 %DV
Potassium 13 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.