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For those indecisive eaters and home cooks out there, combining two proteins in one skillet is a great option. The trick to this easy skillet dinner is making sure to add the ingredients in the right order!
There are really only a few ingredients in this Chicken and Shrimp Skillet Dinner, so the flavors really shine through. Just don’t forget the lemon. It makes everything pop!
Slicing the boneless skinless chicken breast into thin 2-inch strips will ensure the chicken cooks evenly and quickly.
For the shrimp, get larger ones so they won’t dry out while cooking, like the 16-20 per pound shrimp, sometimes labeled “extra large”. Cleaning the shrimp is easy. Peel the shrimp and run a paring knife up the back of each so you can rinse out the vein in the back. Sometimes you can find them already cleaned, which will save a step!
This recipe only uses a pinch of salt and pepper to season the chicken, but you could add other seasonings if you want.
It’s important to rinse the rice used in the recipe or else it will just clump together.
After adding in all the ingredients and simmering, there should be a light sauce coating the rice mixture and the chicken and shrimp should be cooked through. If the mixture is too runny, remove the lid and let it simmer for a minute uncovered to thicken.
This skillet is an awesome one-pot meal. Garnish it with lemon and parsley and it’s ready for the table!