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easy/peasy essentials: scrummy chicken & rice

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

You have a hankering for something; however, 1. You do not want to go to the store. 2. You want it to be easy. You poke about the kitchen, and find rice, and some chicken… You are almost there. This recipe is easy to make (about 20 minutes), with simple clean tastes (you can spice it up if you choose). It will serve two, or one with leftovers for the next day. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy/peasy essentials: scrummy chicken & rice

  • 1/2 c
    long-grain white rice, or rice of choice
  • 1 md
    chicken breast, boneless, skinless, 6 – 10 ounces (170 – 280g)
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, more as needed
  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, or other non-flavored variety
  • lemon juice, freshly squeezed, to taste
  • kosher salt, fine grind, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • sesame oil
  • soy, tamari, or liquid aminos
  • rice wine vinegar
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • hot sauce, i prefer frank’s

How To Make easy/peasy essentials: scrummy chicken & rice

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  • 2
    You will need a saucepan with a lid to cook the rice, and a small skillet to make the chicken.
  • 3
    The Chicken I am using breast (white) meat; however, you could use thighs, or even leg meat. Up to you.
  • 4
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 5
    Add the rice to the saucepan and cook according to your usual method. When cooked squeeze a bit of lemon juice on it.
  • 6
    Rice cooking times usually run about 20 minutes. This gives us ample time to make the chicken.
  • 7
    Dice the chicken.
  • 8
    Add the butter and oil to a skillet over medium heat, when the butter melts, give the pan a swirl, then add the diced chicken.
  • 9
    Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, and stir until cooked, about 6 - 8 minutes.
  • 10
    If you want to make it a bit crisper, then turn up the heat a bit and stir until it begins to brown. But be careful, chicken; especially white meat, can become dry if overcooked. I HATE it when that happens.
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    Add half the rice to a bowl, and top with half the diced chicken. Add some of the optional items, if desired. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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