Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 cup rice)

A light lemony dressing plus crumbles of salty feta transform packaged rice into an elegant side dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine chicken, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon oil, and garlic in a zip-top bag; turn to coat. Let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from marinade, and discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; grill 6 minutes on each side.

Step 3

While chicken cooks, heat rice according to package directions. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice and remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add rice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, feta, and basil; toss. Serve rice with chicken.

Ratings & Reviews

Chicken Meh, Rice Good

March 17, 2016
This is one of those good/bad recipes. The chicken had absolutely no flavor but the rice was great. But, I can't foresee making it again for that reason. Maybe a longer marinating time would help boost the flavor of the chicken.


December 05, 2015
Extremely tasty and kid friendly if you replace basil leaves with ground basil spice. My son explained it as being better than bacon wrapped stake. It was absolutely a winner in our house.


December 02, 2015
The rice is very good and the chicken very flavorful. 


August 30, 2015
Very tasty and a snap to prepare.


July 09, 2015
This recipe was excellent--a great dinner for a hot night.  I made recipe exactly as written.  I served it with steamed green beans with sauteed shallots.