Chicken and Green Rice

Crystal Russell


This recipe came from a newsletter from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, so it is meant to be high calorie. I added extra to it, and we loved it!
My daughter has CF and I'm always looking for high calorie meals. This meal has more than 400 calories. I know most people look for low calorie meals, but this is a great dish! (And, I typically do not care for spinach, unless I have ranch covering it) I made it into a main dish, rather than a side.

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Stove Top


2 Tbsp
olive or coconut oil
2 c
white rice
4 Tbsp
butter or margarine
3 1/2 c
hot chicken broth
1 c
minced green onions or scallions
1 1/2 tsp
1 or 2 clove
1 c
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 1/2 c
coarsley chopped fresh spinach (10 oz frozen chopped spinach; drained)
1/2 c
grated parmesan
1/2 c
asiago cheese
1/2 c
2 small
boneless chicken breast; cut

How to Make Chicken and Green Rice


  • 1In a 2 QT saucepan with lid, heat oil and butter.
  • 2Add the onions, parsley, garlic, and spinach; cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. While doing this, I cooked the chicken and seasoned it with basil, garlic powder, oregano, and onion powder. (season to your taste, I chose something that would add to the flavor).
  • 3Stir in rice and cook until translucent; add celery.
  • 4Add chicken broth, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat another 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is tender and light. Gently mix in the cheeses saving 2 tablespoons for garnish. Place chicken, and serve.

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About Chicken and Green Rice

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy