CREAMY PESTO CHICKEN AND RICE

1
Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Found this recipe on the back of a box of Success Rice and thought it sounded wonderful!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 pkg
(single bag) success boil-in-bag white rice
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 c
onion, chopped
5 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
frozen peas
2 c
cooked chicken, cubed
1 pkg
(8 oz.) cream cheese
1/2 c
chicken broth
1/4 c
heavy cream
1/2 c
pesto, prepared
1/4 c
minced parsley
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make CREAMY PESTO CHICKEN AND RICE

Step-by-Step

  • 1Prepare the rice according to package directions.
  • 2In a large, non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute onions and garlic until tender. Stir in peas and chicken. Add cream cheese; stir until melted.
  • 3Stir in the broth, cream, and pesto. Add parsley and Parmesan cheese. Mix well, stirring until heated through. Remove from heat and fold in the hot rice. Garnish with pepper to taste.

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About CREAMY PESTO CHICKEN AND RICE

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