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Chicken, Rice, and Parmesan Skillet

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Chicken, Rice, and Parmesan Skillet is perfect for a sunny weekend al fresco lunch or dinner—and it's ready in just 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking basmati rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved (about 1/2 cup)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 412
  • fat 12.4 g
  • satfat 4.3 g
  • monofat 4.9 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 37 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 147 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 506 mg
  • calcium 199 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper and rice; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 1/2 cups water, black pepper, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add broccoli; cook 5 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender and rice is done. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Cook's Notes

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