Bring the flavors of Italy to your table in under 30 minutes with this garlic herbed chicken and rice dish with juicy Italian-style diced tomatoes all served over a fluffy bed of white rice topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and basil.
Prepare rice according to package directions and set aside.
Pound each chicken breast to ½-inch thickness and rub with garlic.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Brown chicken for 2 minutes on each side.
Add tomatoes, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
Serve over bed of hot rice.
Garnish with Parmesan cheese and basil, if desired.
If you’re in the mood for Italian cuisine but don’t have the time or energy to make something elaborate, no problem! You don’t have to order in to enjoy great taste because this Bistro Herbed Chicken and Rice recipe is perfect for a quick, filling and tasty dinner in 25 minutes!
By rubbing your thinly sliced chicken breast with garlic, you’re giving it flavor before it even begins to cook. Once it browns in the skillet the acid from the tomatoes helps to release those cooking juices to serve over a fluffy bed of White or Brown Rice.
Looking for simple ways to add flavor to your favorite rice dishes? One time-saving tip is to swap out the water for chicken, beef or vegetable broth, or use half of both.
You can also season the cooking water with a bouillon cube and Italian herbs you have on your shelf like oregano, basil, thyme, salt and pepper.
There are plenty of tips and tricks to elevate your meals!