15 Minute Mediterranean-Style Chicken and Rice

Ready in 15 minutes, this chicken and rice dinner is packed with Mediterranean flavors. Try it with Minute® Instant White Rice for a complete dinner the whole family will love!

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15 Minute Mediterranean-Style Chicken and Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup frozen cut green beans
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Treat yourself to a Mediterranean-style dinner of simmered chicken, delicious, crisp green beans and Italian-style tomatoes served over a bed of white rice. This is a perfect weeknight meal, that’s ready in minutes!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until evenly browned.

    Step 3

  • Add tomatoes with their liquid and green beans to skillet. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low.

    Step 4

  • Simmer for 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (165°F) and beans are crisp-tender. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve over cooked rice.

15-Minute Meal

When your day is so hectic you don’t even have time to figure out your next meal, let alone the whole family’s, takeout is not your only option! This easy, 15-minute recipe can fit perfectly into your weekly meal plan. Made with pantry staples, this dish is hearty, satisfying and packed with delicious flavors!

To prepare this recipe, you’ll need chicken breast, either fresh or frozen, and Italian-style tomatoes. We recommend this kind as they add flavorful oregano, garlic and basil to the dish. If you don’t have these on hand, you may swap in fresh, diced tomatoes but be sure to add in extra seasoning. This savory, Mediterranean dish comes together in a matter of minutes, leaving you a lot more time to relax and sit down to a great meal.

Need more 15-minute meal ideas? Jazz up a classic rice side dish with this premium 15 Minute Savory Rice Pilaf or try a Red Beans and Rice recipe, made with white rice. Really in a rush? Why not give our Microwave Egg Fried Rice a try? It’s ready in minutes!

You might also enjoy preparing a fun and delicious semi-homemade treat like this creamy 15 Minute Vanilla Rice Pudding. As we say, there’s always room for a sweet finish to any meal!

Chicken and Rice Dinners

When looking for quick and easy meal ideas, chicken and rice jump right to the top as a no-brainer combination. Make sure to keep Minute® Instant Rice on hand, along with vegetables and chicken breasts in your freezer, so you’re always only moments away from a quick, delicious meal like our 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner. Check out our tips for making chicken and rice recipes for more dinner ideas that your family will love!


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