Chicken Primavera

Need a quick yet satisfying meal? Whip up our Chicken Primavera with Minute® Instant Brown Rice! Packed with a flexible mix of fresh or frozen veggies and creamy sauce, this dish is a breeze to prepare. Customize with seasonal ingredients to keep it fresh and exciting, year-round. Perfect for busy families who crave quality and convenience.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1 ½ cups Minute® Instant Brown Rice
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sliced yellow squash
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped (for garnish)


  • Bring the taste of spring to your table with this Chicken Primavera. Bursting with colorful vegetables and tender strips of chicken, all swirled in a creamy, flavorful sauce, it’s a quick and satisfying meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Enjoy the ease of Minute® Instant Brown Rice and the flexibility to use both fresh and frozen produce—making it a year-round favorite for the whole family!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions, replacing water with chicken broth.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté for 5-7 minutes or until browned.

    Step 3

  • Add broccoli, peas, carrot, onion, red bell pepper, yellow squash and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender-crisp.

    Step 4

  • Stir in heavy cream and black pepper. Simmer on low for 3 minutes. 

    Step 5

  • Remove from heat and mix in rice and cheese. Garnish with basil.

    Recipe Tip

    Any seasonal vegetables can be substituted into this recipe. Or you can use a frozen vegetable mix any time of the year!

A Symphony of Flavors

Immerse yourself in the delightful experience of our Chicken Primavera, where every forkful offers a burst of spring freshness. This dish isn’t just about tantalizing your taste buds; it’s also about convenience and adaptability, thanks to the incorporation of Minute® Instant Brown Rice. Just a quick 30 minutes from pantry to plate, this recipe features juicy chicken strips, vibrant vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and peas, and a rich, creamy sauce that pulls everything together wonderfully.

The beauty of this meal lies not only in its vivid presentation and satisfying flavors but also in its versatility. With Minute® Instant Brown Rice, you get the fluffy, absorbent texture that complements the creamy components of the Primavera perfectly. And if you’re pressed for time or prefer to skip the chopping, swap in a frozen veggie mix to keep this dish as effortless as it is delicious. It’s a stellar choice for those hectic weeknights when you want a meal that’s both nourishing and quick to prepare.

Customize Your Plate

This Chicken Primavera is just as flexible as it is quick. Feel free to substitute any of the vegetables with seasonal favorites or whatever you have on-hand. It’s all about creating a dish that caters to your family’s tastes while still keeping dinner preparation stress-free. And for those who love a little extra zest, why not sprinkle some chili flakes or add a dash of white wine to the sauce for an elevated flavor profile?

This dish not only satisfies your craving for something light and hearty but also ensures that your time in the kitchen is minimal yet productive. Let Minute® Instant Brown Rice be your go-to for those times when quality and convenience need to meet in the middle. Enjoy this delectable Chicken Primavera any night of the week – a true testament to the power of great ingredients and simple cooking!

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