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.|
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