15 Minute Italian Chicken and Rice with Vegetables

Enjoy Italian flavors for lunch or dinner with our quick and tasty 15 Minute Italian Chicken and Rice with Vegetables made with Minute® Instant White Rice.

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15 Minute Italian Chicken and Rice with Vegetables

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups fresh vegetables, cut up (broccoli, carrots and red pepper)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing


  • You’ll love this hearty chicken and rice dish bursting with Italian flavors and a medley of veggies that’s ready in just 15 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

    Step 2

  • Add chicken and season with salt and black pepper. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

    Step 3

  • Add vegetables to skillet. Continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

    Step 4

  • Stir in broth and bring to a boil.

    Step 5

  • Stir in rice and dressing and cover skillet.

    Step 6

  • Reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and chicken is cooked through.

    Recipe Tips
    Easily convert this recipe into Cheesy Italian Chicken and Rice with Squash, by using zucchini, yellow squash and red peppers for the fresh vegetables called for here. Prepare and cook the dish as directed in recipe, sprinkling with 1 cup each shredded mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese at the end. Cover and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

    For a quicker cook time, substitute 2 cups of frozen vegetables for the fresh vegetables. Add them in with the chicken broth and continue as directed in recipe.



Italian Flavors, Made Easy

You don’t have to sacrifice quality in your meals just because of your busy lifestyle. We love creating recipes that make life a little easier by getting you out of the kitchen in record time. These quick recipes allow you to enjoy delicious and complete meals with your family or friends, without putting in too much work.

Our 15 Minute Italian Chicken and Rice With Vegetables is made with Minute® Instant White Rice, tender chicken, zesty Italian dressing and a medley of nutritious vegetables. It’s a perfect lunch to take to school or work to help you power through your day, or a perfect, one-dish meal to serve at dinner to family or friends.

Never settle for a mediocre meal again, just because you’re short on time. Our quality products and array of simple and delicious recipes are here to ensure your mealtime is satisfying, every single time!

Switch It Up!

If you’ve run out of white rice, try this tasty recipe with our other rice offerings. Simply adjust the cook time based on the type of rice you’re using. For example, our Minute® Instant Brown Rice requires a few more minutes of cook time than our white rice.

Find more ideas in our Quick Tip section along with more meal ideas to make your life easier like this Mexican rice recipe. You can start with this Fried Rice With Egg recipe or an Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice!

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