Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice

This chicken and rice dinner is seasoned with zesty lemon and savory pepper for a dinner ready in about 30 minutes!

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Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
Cooking time PREP TIME 10 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 25 Mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 Mins

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped

Instructions

  • Who doesn’t love a good chicken and rice dinner? Try this classic in half the time, thanks to our quick-cooking rice (ready to eat in just 10 minutes!). Put the apron on and enjoy this Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice dish.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil a large skillet over medium heat.

    Step 3

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken 3 minutes on each side. Set aside.

    Step 4

  • Add mushrooms, broth, and lemon juice to skillet. Sauté 4 minutes.

    Step 5

  • Return chicken to skillet. Cover and simmer on low 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.

    Step 6

  • Stir in rice.

    Step 7

  • Serve garnished with lemon zest and green onions.

    Recipe Variations

    For a short-cut, substitute chicken breasts for chopped rotisserie chicken and add to the skillet with mushrooms. This will allow you to omit 5 minutes of simmer time.

    Looking for a vegetarian alternative? Swap in tofu, tempeh, or chickpeas for chicken.

    If you’re looking to add more whole grains into your diet, try this recipe with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa or Success® Brown Rice.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Lemon and pepper go hand in hand, almost as perfectly as chicken and rice do! This recipe combines all four of these key ingredients for a classic entreé that will be ready in roughly 30 minutes.

If you’re feeling creative and have enough ingredients on hand, why not try making your own lemon pepper seasoning? Simply combine lemon zest, black pepper, and sea salt and bake until zest is completely dried. Use it for this recipe and also save for seasoning other chicken recipes, or a tasty rice salad. 

Although this recipe only calls for chicken broth for the sauce, while preparing Success® White Rice according to package directions, add 1 cup of broth to the water, to boost flavor.

Say hello to a new tasty meal in your weekly rotation and let the cooking get started!