one pot lemon chicken & rice.

this simple, body for life friendly recipe is great for tight schedules and also is delicious left over after the flavors have a chance to meld together a bit.

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ingredients:

  • 1 lb organic boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into 1” cubes
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, grated
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 cup baby carrots, sliced very thin
  • 15 oz low sodium all natural chicken broth
  • 1 TB cornstarch
  • juice of two lemons
  • zest of the same two lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups brown minute rice (uncooked)
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli, chopped rough
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped rough
  • 1/2 cup all natural cream of mushroom soup
  • fresh ground salt and pepper to taste

directions:

in a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. add garlic, onion and carrots, sauté for a few minutes.

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season your chicken with salt and pepper.

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turn heat to medium and add chicken. stir often, rotating chicken so it browns on all sides.

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meanwhile, combine chicken broth, corn starch, lemon juice, lemon zest and brown rice in a small bowl. also, salt this mixture.  i did about 10 rotations of the salt grinder.

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once the chicken is cooked through, add your liquid mixture to the pan and turn heat back up to medium-high.IMG_6399IMG_6401

you want to bring the mixture to a boil.

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once it is boiling, add your parsley, broccoli and cream of mushroom soup.

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mix well and reduce heat to low.

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cover and let simmer 10-15 minutes, until the liquid has been absorbed, the rice is tender and the dish is nice and creamy.

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this recipe makes four servings. i doused mine in hot sauce (cholula!) after the photo op.

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enjoy!

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nutrition info per serving, based on four servings:

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xo. janetha g.

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jackie January 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

i am totally making that this week. i am 3 weeks into bfl and loving it! i have the cookbook but am always looking for great recipes

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Gayle January 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I made this for the first time tonight. Yummy, easy, quick, ingredients I have on hand, and big servings…..a great combo! I’ll be making this again without a doubt! Thanks, Janetha!

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janetha January 27, 2011 at 10:48 am

Glad you liked it!!!

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Lauren February 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I made this the other night and really enjoyed it!
Definitely a new favorite in this household!
Thanks Janetha!
:)

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Alex May 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Sorry to ask a stupid question but what is minute rice? I’m not sure whether we have it in the UK!

Love your blog by the way, its a great inspiration x

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Janetha May 31, 2011 at 9:35 am

Minute rice is another term for instant (quick cooking) rice. You can sub in another type of rice, you will probably just have to cook it beforehand!

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Krysten July 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Love this dish! I’m looking to make it for a new mom and freeze it.. how do you think this would work?

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Janetha July 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I think it would freeze fabulously!

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Ashley Figueroa April 23, 2013 at 11:53 am

Is there a way to get the directions to your recipes in steps without the pictures? I love seeing the step by steps, but it is hard to just copy’/paste.

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Janetha April 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Sorry, not right now.. but I am working on it! I am creating a Recipage which will have printable options.

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