Lemon-Basil Skillet Chicken with Rice

Dinner ready in 20 minutes! Enjoy this skillet made flavorful chicken served with rice - a delightful meal.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
teaspoon canola oil
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb)
Paprika
1 1/2
cups hot water
1 1/2
cups uncooked instant brown rice
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet heat oil over high heat. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with paprika; add to hot skillet. Immediately reduce heat to medium-high; cover and cook 4 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, place hot water; cover tightly. Heat to boiling. Stir in rice; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 Turn chicken; cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Remove chicken from skillet; place on serving platter. Cover to keep warm.
  • 4 In same hot skillet, mix butter, lemon juice, basil and salt. If necessary, return to heat to melt butter.
  • 5 Place rice on serving platter; arrange chicken over rice. Spoon butter mixture over chicken.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    330
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    270mg
    270%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    28g
    28%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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