Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf

You are less than 30 minutes and a few simple steps away from enjoying a satisfying dinner with this Chicken and Rice Pilaf made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice.

(9 votes, average: 3.78 out of 5)
Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  • Enjoy this hearty and satisfying pilaf featuring brown rice, chicken, sliced mushrooms and peas in less than 30 minutes. It’s a perfect weeknight meal.

    Step 1
    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cover. Cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through (170°F).

  • Step 2
    Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm. Add chicken broth to skillet and bring to a boil.

  • Step 3
    Stir in rice, mushrooms, onions and peas. Top with chicken; cover.

  • Step 4
    Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Recipe Tips
    For a simple side, serve this dish with a simple mixed green salad.

    For even faster prep, substitute 1 package (1 lb) of grilled chicken breast strips for the uncooked chicken called for in the recipe and omit the vegetable oil. Bring the chicken broth and water to a boil in a large skillet. Then, stir in the chicken breast strips with the rice, mushrooms, peas and onions. Cook on low heat until the mixture is heated through and the rice is tender, stirring occasionally.


Pilaf Made Easy

One-skillet meals are some of our favorites. They’re typically simple, quick and tasty, and make for a quick clean-up! If your busy day has got you scrambling for a one-skillet recipe to serve your family tonight, we’ve got you covered. Try this deliciously simple Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice, savory chicken, mushrooms, peas and onions for a quick and hassle-free meal that your family will love. Say goodbye to mealtime stress with this and our other delicious, quick and easy recipes, like this Egg Fried Rice or a Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice.

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