Lemon Chicken Rice Salad
Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal
Turned out great. Nice refreshing dish that can be served as a side dish or a main dish.
3boneless chicken breast
2 tsplemon pepper seasoning
1/3 cminced shallots
1 cjasmine rice
2 cchicken stock
1grated garlic clove
1/3 cchopped fresh cilantro (or basil)
1/2 cfinely chopped red onion
1 largejuice and zest of lemon
·(optional) toasted pine nuts
How to Make Lemon Chicken Rice Salad
- In deep saucepan saute shallots in tablespoon olive oil till soft not brown, add rice and continue to saute for another 3min continually stirring, add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Turn down and simmer covered til liquid absorbed for 15min. Remove from heat and let sit for 5min. Gently fluff rice with fork, transfer to large bowl and let cool completely.
- Add 4 tbls olive oil, lemon zest, tablespoon fresh chopped thyme, & juice, and a pinch of salt. whisk together. To rice add onions, herbs, garlic and chicken toss together.
Pour Dressing over rice gently combine.
Top with nuts, fresh thyme, and a squeeze of lemon juice and serve.
Can make ahead of time, stored in refrigerator covered for up to 3 days.