Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice Recipe

Made with mushrooms and fluffy white rice, this zesty lemon and pepper chicken dinner can be on the table in just 30 minutes!

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Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice Recipe

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


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


  • We love a delicious chicken and rice dinner! Especially one that’s ready in half the time, thanks to our quick-cooking, 10-minute rice. Loaded with flavor, this complete meal couldn’t be easier to make. Treat yourself and your family tonight with this Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice dish.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add to skillet and brown for 3 minutes on each side. Set aside.

    Step 3

  • Add mushrooms, broth and lemon juice to skillet. Cook for 4 minutes, until mushrooms begin to soften.

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

  • Stir in rice. Serve garnished with green onions and lemon zest.

    Recipe Tips

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

    Looking for a vegetarian alternative? Swap in tofu, tempeh or chickpeas for the 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 4 of these key ingredients for a classic entrée that’s ready in just 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 the zest is completely dried. Use it for this recipe and also save some for seasoning other chicken recipes, or a tasty rice salad. 

This recipe only calls for chicken broth for the sauce. If you want to boost the flavor of your rice, though, replace the water with chicken broth while preparing your Success® White Rice.

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

But if you’re looking for a vegetarian option, look no further than our vegan meatloaf with mushroom.