Parmesan Chicken and Rice

Looking for a one-pot-meal? In this dish, rice and broth are added to sauteed chicken, onion, garlic and mushrooms for a simple entree using only one pan.
I made this Parmesan chicken and rice recipe for my husband and myself just a few weeks ago, and we really enjoyed it. It was quick, easy and savory. Plus, who doesn’t like chicken and rice? If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, you could probably substitute artichoke hearts or perhaps broccoli. If you have a really picky eater, you can leave out all the vegetables to accommodate them. (However, if that were me, I would make the picky eater eat around it! Haha.)
Although I would not classify this meal as “Italian”, the Parmesan cheese really gives this dish a complexity of savory flavors. Plus, the dish is pretty healthy since it’s under 400 calories and less than 10 grams of fat.
Saute onions, garlic, thyme and mushrooms in skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
Add chicken and saute for 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add wine, salt and pepper.
Stir in rice and broth. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes.
Stir in cheese and parsley.
Serve immediately.
Parmesan Chicken and Rice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. bottled minced garlic
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 (8 oz.) package presliced mushrooms
3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cups dry white wine
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 cup uncooked instant rice
1 cup fat-free, less sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup (2 oz.) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-heat. Add the onion, garlic, thyme, and mushrooms; saute 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
2. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.
3. Stir in rice and broth. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in cheese and parsley.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Recipe from: Cooking Light
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 395 Calories | 8g Fat | 29.9g Protein | 4.1mg Iron | 656mg Sodium | 171mg Calcium

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