20 Minute Parmesan Chicken and Rice Dinner

Enjoy a deliciously cheesy and creamy meal in less than half an hour with this 20 Minute Parmesan Chicken and Rice Dinner made with Minute® Instant White Rice.

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20 Minute Parmesan Chicken and Rice Dinner

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups water or milk
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen peas, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • black pepper (optional)


  • A favorite with cheese lovers, this 20 Minute Parmesan Chicken and Rice Dinner is comforting, quick-cooking and will delight everyone at your table.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cover. Cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Set aside.

    Step 2

  • Add water or milk and soup to skillet. Stir to combine, and bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Mix in rice, peas and cheese. Top with chicken and cover.

    Step 4

  • Cook on low for 5 minutes. Season with black pepper, if using.


    Recipe Tips

    If you don’t have a nonstick skillet, increase oil to 2 tablespoons to help prevent the chicken from sticking to the pan.

    If you want to add more flavor to this dish, try adding 1/2 teaspoon of dried and crushed oregano leaves to the soup when adding it to the skillet.

    If peas aren’t your thing, sliced mushrooms, red peppers or asparagus make great substitutions.


Creamy, Cheesy Goodness

You already have a lot on your plate with the day-to-day so don’t let mealtime add unnecessary stress! We strive to make mealtime an enjoyable and delicious part of your day with satisfying recipes featuring quality ingredients and little hassle.

Feed your family a dinner that everyone will love, with this perfectly cheesy and creamy 20 Minute Parmesan Chicken and Rice Dinner. Made with Minute® Instant White Rice, chicken breast, peas, cream of mushroom soup and nutty Parmesan cheese, it’s a dish that feels fancy but is easy to put together any night of the week. Serve this dish with a mixed green salad on the side and, in just 20 minutes, sit down to a complete, home-cooked meal and some well-deserved family time!

To give your rice base a creamier texture, cook your rice in milk rather than water. For a lighter dish, use skim milk or, for creamier results, use whole milk.

Other Rice Inspiration

If you enjoyed this dish, try some of the other rice-based recipes found in our recipe section. For something a little different, take a look at this simple and delicious, Cajun-inspired Red Beans and Rice recipe or our Microwave-Egg Fried Rice. Alternatively, you might want to try your hand at our 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner. For the perfect dish to add to your taco night menu, try our Mexican Rice Recipe.

Looking for more chicken recipes? Try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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