Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 cutlet and about 1/2 cup rice)

With chicken cutlets and boil-in-bag rice, this unique take on the chicken-and-rice dinner couldn’t be easier (or faster!) to make.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook rice according to package directions in a small saucepan, omitting salt and fat; drain.

Step 2

While rice cooks, melt 1 teaspoon butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan. Add cider and mustard to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until syrupy. Add chicken to pan, turning to coat. Remove from heat; set aside.

Step 3

Melt remaining 5 teaspoons butter in saucepan over medium-high heat; cook for 2 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Lower heat to medium; add pecans, and cook for 1 minute or until toasted, stirring frequently. Add rice and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; toss well to coat. Serve rice with chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.

Ratings & Reviews

meg0524's Review

March 04, 2012
Loved the rice--would make it as a side with other main dishes, as well. The glaze thickened nicely and had great flavor.

rbolivar's Review

October 30, 2013
I made this last night for myself and two sons. I was surprised by how easy it was but still so flavorful. My kids didn't even notice that i used brown rice instead of white. I made it exactly as stated but did make extra sauce. This will become a staple in our house!

PinkLadyLA's Review

October 28, 2013
This was fantastic! The flavor of both the chicken and the rice were great. I used 2 chicken cutlets but kept the sauce portions as is on the recipe. Turned out perfectly.


August 18, 2017
I have made this recipe many times and it's always great.  Quick and easy with lots of flavor.  The rice is yummy and goes well with many other meals.

Easy and tasty

August 27, 2017
This was incredibly easy and quick to put together. I did make a little more of the sauce to serve with the rice and was glad I did. I made a tomato, zucchini and red pepper mixture to serve with it which went well with the dish. I would definitely make this again.

smottet7's Review

November 29, 2010
This was a pretty good and easy recipe. We particularly liked the rice. Up until this point, my boyfriend insisted brown rice could not be made to taste good (or at least that he has been able to do.) Needless to say, he ate his words and his rice tonight.

Faenwyn's Review

October 20, 2012
We all loved it! Nice Autumn meal, I served it with snap beans and hot mulled cider. The only thing I did different was to add some finely chopped onion to the pan before I added the cider. I will definitely be making this again even though it took a lot longer than 20 minutes, mainly because I cooked brown rice instead of using boxed rice.

LauraD318's Review

November 12, 2013
Gosh! What a delicious and easy dinner. Everyone loved it. Little touches like the nuts in the rice and the sauce for the chicken made the meal feel special even though it took only about a half hour to put together. Good enough to serve to company but I probably wouldn't make it for company since it so hands on all the way up to serving. 5 star weekday meal though. I will make this again for sure.

katiat325's Review

April 26, 2011
Overall bland, boring...lacks a lot of flavor, would probably be better with balsamic. Add more herbs and a colorful selection of spices and it could be salvaged.

ESmith6's Review

February 28, 2011
My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. The rice is amazing - really one of the best rice recipes I've had in a long time. The chicken was also delicious even though I overcooked it a bit and used apple juice instead of cider.