Chicken Essentials: Stovetop Chicken & Rice

Andy Anderson !


This dish is simple, fast, and easy to assemble. That makes this a great cold-weather dinner that can be on the table in 30 minutes or less.

I was tempted to add more spices; however, I decided to go with salt and pepper, and let the natural flavors of the chicken come through. I’m glad that I did.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 large
    chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces, about 1 pound
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 4 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, or other non-flavored oil
  • 1/2 medium
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c
    long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 c
    peas, frozen variety
  • 2 1/2 c
    chicken stock, not broth, boiling hot

How to Make Chicken Essentials: Stovetop Chicken & Rice


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper, and reserve.
  4. Add the oil to a large sauté pan, over medium heat.
  5. Chef’s Note: This pan must have a good lid.
  6. Add the onions and bell pepper to the pan.
  7. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, and cook until the onions soften, about 6 – 10 minutes.
  8. Chef’s Note: At this point I like to add a splash of white wine, and let it evaporate as the veggies are cooking… Totally optional.
  9. Add the rice to the pan, and stir until the rice is thoroughly coated with the oil.
  10. Add the peas, and stir to combine.
  11. Add the chicken and mix in with the rice.
  12. Pour in the boiling chicken stock.
  13. Cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  14. Chef’s Note: Since the only spices are salt and pepper, do a final tasting and season to taste.
  16. Serve immediately with a with a wedge of lemon. Enjoy.
  17. Chef’s Tip: The lemon really helps to draw all the flavors together.
  18. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Chicken Essentials: Stovetop Chicken & Rice

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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