Chicken Primavera

Dinner is covered tonight 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Serve a healthy, colorful dinner tonight with this delicious Chicken Primavera skillet. With Minute® Instant Brown Rice, cooking perfect grains is hassle-free and takes just 10 minutes! One-pan or skillet meals are perfect for nights when your routine is hectic. 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, or 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 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 is made with a wholesome base of brown rice. If you’re doubting whether it’s as good as the original, we guarantee that it is as delicious as the pasta version but with the added convenience of Minute® Instant Brown Rice.

Rice is naturally gluten free but for a completely gluten-free meal make sure that all of the ingredients meet gluten-free standards.

One-Skillet Meals

One-pot meals are great because they are fast, simple and utterly delicious, especially when they combine 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 the fact that it’s ready in the blink of an eye) 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.