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Italian Chicken and Rice Skillet

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Italian Chicken and Rice Skillet
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4
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Chicken and rice are classic partners, and in this version they get an Italian twist. Chicken thighs are cooked with a flavorful tomato-based rice, spiked with fresh basil. It’s all done in one skillet for easy cleanup!
Updated Sep 19, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 lb total)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1/3 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Place chicken in skillet; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until browned on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, garlic, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened. Add rice; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low.
  • 3
    Place chicken thighs on top of rice; cover and cook 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (at least 165°F) and rice is tender. Transfer chicken to serving plates. Stir 2 tablespoons of the basil into rice; serve with chicken. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons basil.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Basil can brown quickly after it’s been cut, so it’s best to wait until just before serving to chop your basil.
  • tip 2
    A fresh green salad and loaf of crusty Italian bread would complete this meal beautifully.

Nutrition

530 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 36g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
1080mg
45%
Potassium
370mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
7g
Protein
36g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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