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One-Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken and Rice

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

Nothing beats one-pot meals when it comes to making a super easy dinner with almost no cleanup. Case in point: You can get this creamy, comforting chicken and rice skillet on the table in just 30 minutes. MORE + LESS -

Buns In My Oven
October 3, 2016

Ingredients

1
pound 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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Stir in rice and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4
    Remove pan from heat and place baby spinach on top of the rice. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove lid and stir well. Stir in cream and serve.

Expert Tips

  • Top with grated Parmesan cheese just before serving.
  • Milk can be substituted for cream if desired.

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.
More About This Recipe
  • This chicken and rice dish is creamy and packed with garlic flavor. I love the little pops of bright green spinach scattered throughout!

    Let’s talk about washing the dishes. And how no one ever wants to be the one to do it.

    I mean, no. Dishpan hands? Not my thang. And I don’t even care that we have a dishwasher. I don’t want to load it or unload it or even think about dealing with it.

    I hate dealing with a messy kitchen, you guys! And I bet most of you do, too.

    So, let’s talk about getting dinner on the table with the least amount of mess possible. Let’s talk about a one-pot dinner. Life doesn’t have to revolve around dirty dishes, my friends.

    For this recipe, you’ll need some chicken, rice, lots of garlic, a little heavy cream, spinach, and some Progresso chicken broth. You’ll also want salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little olive oil.

    Add the olive oil to a skillet and toss in some chicken seasoned with a bit of garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook it until it’s browned on the outside. (Brown = flavor!) Toss in a few minced cloves of garlic.

    Pour in the rice.

    And the chicken broth!

    You’ll want to bring this a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover it and let it cook for about 20 minutes. The rice will get all tender and creamy and dinner will start smelling divine.

    Toss the baby spinach right on top and then cover the pan again. It just takes a few minutes for the heat in the pan to wilt the spinach.

    Stir in the heavy cream and dinner is served!

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