Basil Chicken and Rice

With one pan and a few simple ingredients, this chicken and brown rice masterpiece comes together in just under 30 minutes and can serve up to four!

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Servings SERVES 4


  • 1 bag Success® White Rice or Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 24 frozen small pearl onions, thawed
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • lime wedges
  • fresh basil leaves, chiffonade


  • Make this fast and easy Three-Step Basil Chicken & Rice with Lime and enjoy the ultimate Monday night chicken. Be sure to cook enough for the next day, as this chicken and rice dish also makes a great lunch prep. Trust us, this one is for the books.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • While rice is cooking, heat oil in skillet. Brown chicken for about 10 minutes. Add onions, cucumber, and broth. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Stir in basil and parsley. Serve over hot, cooked rice with fresh lime wedges and basil leaves.

Three Steps to Excellence

Don’t believe the hype? Allow us to convince you otherwise. With our Boil-in-Bag Rice, this fast three-step recipe is as easy as 1,2,3. More so, it goes great with our Success® Brown Rice, making this dish not only tasty but chock full of 100% whole grains. Still not convinced? Well, let us also mention that this brown rice is ready in just 10 minutes.

With one pan and a few simple ingredients, this masterpiece comes together in just under 30 minutes and can serve up to four. Start by browning up chunks of skinless chicken breasts. After about ten minutes, keep the chicken in the pan and add small pearl onions, diced cucumber, and chicken broth.

Once these ingredients are combined and cooked through, about ten minutes, it’s time for some fresh herbs. Stir in chopped basil and parsley and take the pan off the heat.

Set atop hot brown or white rice and garnished with freshly chopped basil and a wedge of lime, this chicken and rice dish gives off citrusy, sweet and salty flavors–all in one.

Corks, Off!

Add some dry white wine when simmering your chicken for an extra bit of sweetness. If you’re not using regular cooking wine, pair your dish with a glass of the same for a complimentary beverage.