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One-Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken and Rice

one-pot creamy garlic chicken and rice Entree
Creamy chicken, rice and spinach in white skillet with wooden spoon
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

Nothing beats this one-pot creamy chicken and rice recipe when it comes to convenience or comfort. If you could have a no-hassle garlicky, delicious chicken and rice dish on the table in less than 30 minutes with only one pot to clean, why wouldn’t you? Also, we can pretty much guarantee you won’t have any leftovers to put away, either. So, there’s that too. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 18, 2019
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

1
lb chicken breast, cut into chunks
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
tablespoon olive oil
3
cloves garlic, minced
3/4
cup long grain white rice
2 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth
2
cups baby spinach
2
tablespoons heavy cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Toss the chicken breast with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add chicken breast and cook until browned, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Add garlic to skillet and cook for 30 seconds more.
    Pieces of chicken browning in skillet
  • 2
    Stir in rice and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Pieces of chicken, broth and rice cooking in skillet
  • 3
    Remove pan from heat and place baby spinach on top of the rice. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
    Cooked chicken and rice in skillet
  • 4
    Remove lid and stir well. Stir in cream and serve.
    Cooked chicken, rice and baby spinach cooked in skillet

Expert Tips

  • Be mindful to add the garlic just before combining the chicken broth and rice in the hot skillet. Garlic only takes about 30 seconds to cook, and if it’s allowed to cook too long, it may burn and create a bitter tasting garlic chicken and rice dish.
  • For this particular creamy garlic chicken and rice recipe, be sure to use long-grain rice. If you use Minute Rice, the rice will cook too quickly and may become mushy.
  • If you prefer, remove any long stems from the spinach before stirring into the chicken mixture.
  • To lighten up this one-pot dinner, substitute the cream for regular milk.
  • Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese just before serving, if desired.
  • If you end up with leftovers of this garlic chicken and rice dinner, store in the refrigerator, tightly sealed. When reheating, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of broth, milk or cream to bring back the creaminess.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
890mg
37%
Potassium
350mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
0g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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