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chicken essentials: stovetop chicken & rice

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken essentials: stovetop chicken & rice

  • 2 lg
    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 md
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 md
    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

  • 1
  • 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.
  • 15
  • 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.