Chicken Continental

This Chicken Continental recipe combines the savory flavors of mushrooms, garlic, chicken, rice and green beans simmered together in chicken broth into an easy but impressive dish.

(58 votes, average: 3.24 out of 5)
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


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 package (8 oz) sliced cremini or button mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups diced, cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 1 pkg (12 oz) frozen French cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves


  • Impress your family and friends with this sophisticated Chicken Continental recipe. Made with mushrooms, basil, French-style green beans, chicken and Minute® Instant White Rice all simmered to perfection in savory chicken broth, it’s a meal you’ll want to make — and everyone will want to eat — again and again.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sauté mushrooms until softened, about 5 minutes.

    Step 2

  • Add chicken, garlic, salt and pepper. Sauté until chicken is lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Add broth and green beans and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and cover. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Sprinkle with basil before serving.

    Recipe Tips

    If you’re in the mood for something different, replace the chicken in this recipe with chopped, cooked sausage, leftover roast beef or shrimp.

    Add a hit of bright flavor by adding in 1 teaspoon of finely-grated lemon zest along with the rice.

    If you have fresh green beans on hand, use them instead of frozen ones. Simply add them to the skillet along with the mushrooms in Step 1.

Sophistication on a Plate

Inspired by the flavors of Europe, this Chicken Continental recipe draws on French, Spanish and Italian influences. It’s an elegant meal that you’ll love to prepare! Perfect for a weeknight meal or for impressing company, you’ll want to add this to your list of go-to recipes.

Ready in under 30 minutes, this dish is a comforting plate of rice and chicken, arguably one of the most iconic duos of all time. Much like a risotto, the rice here becomes creamy after simmering in broth. Together with the savory flavors of the cremini mushrooms and garlic sautéed in oil, the flavors of this dish will make you want to go back for seconds! With the help of Minute® Instant White Rice, which cooks up in just 5 minutes, you can whip up this quick, great-tasting meal in record time. You probably won’t have any leftovers from this delicious dish, so we suggest you keep another similar recipe in your back pocket. Try this Chicken Parmesan Risotto, this Microwave Egg Fried Rice or our easy 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner the next time you’re feeling fancy but want to keep life simple!

Get extra greens by tossing some spinach into this dish along with the green beans.

If you are looking for vegetarian dinner options, try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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