Make this healthy rice and chicken dinner skillet in no time using chicken breast, cooked rice, frozen peas and whatever vegetables you have at home! This is the best quick and easy chicken and rice recipe and you will only need one pan.
This easy weeknight dinner idea is gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free!
Rice And Chicken Dinner Skillet
One-pan weeknight dinners are my favorite – they’re delicious, it’s easy to clean up after and you get to use leftovers and clean up the fridge. That’s the dream! That’s exactly what we’re going to do with this simple rice and chicken recipe – clean up the fridge while keeping it pretty healthy and really tasty!
Healthy Rice And Chicken Dinner Ingredients
Cooked rice. I cook my rice ahead for several days, so I had some rice leftover in the fridge. Any kind of cooked rice will work here. If you have other cooked grains like cooked quinoa, or bulgur or millet, these will work as well.
Chicken breast. It’s a great addition to this meal to make it more filling and to add some protein. You can also use skinless, boneless chicken thighs if that’s what you have.
Frozen Peas. Or frozen green beans will work too!
Vegetables. Use whatever is in season! In my case, when I made this rice dish, it was late summer, so I used zucchini, bell pepper, scallions and garlic. Great options during a colder season would be cabbage, carrots, cauliflower or broccoli.
Olive oil and tamari. To bring all of the flavors together!
How To Make This Quick And Easy Rice And Chicken Skillet
Step 1. We’re working with raw chicken here, so the very first step is to cook the chicken breast. I cut my chicken breasts into strips and let them cook with some olive oil for a few minutes. Do this for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. 4 minutes might seem like a short time, but remember that the chicken will keep cooking as you keep adding the other ingredients.
Step 2. Now that the chicken is somewhat cooked, add the zucchini, garlic and bell pepper, stirring those for 2 minutes. Then stir in the frozen peas and do it for 3 more minutes.
Step 3. It’s finally time to add in the rice and tamari sauce! Stir them in and add some oil if needed. For the next 2-3 minutes, stir your rice occasionally – you do not need to do it all the time. In fact, the rice will taste better when you let it toast a bit and then stir.
Step 4. Lastly, add in the scallions, stir for a final minute and serve!
You’ll Love This Easy Rice Recipe
- really delicious
- quite healthy and versatile
- ready in 20 minutes
- a perfect weeknight dinner
- a great recipe to use up leftovers
More Easy Dinner Recipes
- Easy Quinoa And Chicken Fried Rice
- Chicken With Bulgur & Sauerkraut
- 15-Minute Quinoa With Chicken And Kale
I hope you enjoy this rice dish with chicken, peas and vegetables!
- 10oz/ 280g chicken breast, cut in strips
- 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups zucchini, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 2 cups rice, cooked
- 1 ½ tbsp tamari sauce
- 3 scallions, thinly chopped
- Cook the chicken with olive oil for about 4 minutes. Then add the zucchini, garlic and bell pepper. Saute for 2 minutes, then stir in the peas for 3 more minutes.
- Add in the cooked rice and tamari sauce, letting the rice toast and stirring occasionally for the next 2-3 minutes.
- Lastly, stir in the scallions and turn the heat off after about 1-2 minutes.
Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 438Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 79mgSodium 619mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 38g