Chicken Primavera

Dinner is covered with this colorful and delicious Chicken Primavera skillet featuring whole grain brown rice, vegetables, herbs and Parmesan!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 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
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow squash
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Serve a tasty, colorful dinner tonight with our Chicken Primavera skillet. With Minute® Instant Brown Rice, cooking perfect grains is hassle-free and takes just 10 minutes! Top this dish with Parmesan and fresh herbs for an added Italian touch.

    Step 1

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

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

  • Stir in broth, basil and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Return to boil.

    Step 4

  • Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in cheese.

Rice Primavera

Pasta primavera is a classic weeknight dinner in many American households. But have you ever tried rice primavera? You read that right! Our version of this recipe cuts out the pasta and replaces it with a wholesome base of brown rice. Wondering if this dish is as good as the original? We guarantee it’s as delicious as the pasta version but with the added convenience of Minute® Instant Brown Rice!

Rice is naturally gluten free. If you want to make a completely gluten-free meal, make sure that all of your ingredients meet gluten-free standards. For another delicious rice dish that is loved all over the world, give this 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner a try. Or, impress everyone at the table with this Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

One-Skillet Meals

One-pot meals are great because they come together quickly, they’re simple to make and they’re utterly delicious, especially when they’re made with your favorite ingredients! Plus, they make clean-up a breeze and that’s one less thing to stress about. For this tasty dish, all you’ll need is a cutting board, knife, measuring cup, spoon and one large skillet.

Since all of the ingredients in this recipe are cooked together, their flavors and aromas blend beautifully. The vegetables and chicken release flavorful juices that are absorbed by the rice when simmered over low heat. Finishing the dish with Parmesan gives it a hint of cheesy goodness.

The best thing about this recipe (aside from its quick cook time) is that you can mix in any vegetables you have on hand and still make a tasty dish. Though primavera means “spring” in Italian, and this dish is traditionally made with spring vegetables, feel free to experiment with whatever is in season.

If you are looking for a vegetarian option for dinner tonight, be sure to try our delicious Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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