Herbed Tomatoes, Chicken and Rice

Save time and effort — without losing quality — with this one-pan Herbed Tomatoes, Chicken and Rice recipe made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice.

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Herbed Tomatoes, Chicken and Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 25 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 25 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil


  • This Herbed Tomatoes, Chicken and Rice dish is exactly what you need for a delicious Italian-style dinner in under 30 minutes! This recipe combines Minute® Instant Brown Rice with chopped herbs, garlic, chicken and melted mozzarella for a flavor-packed meal.

    Step 1

  • Heat dressing in a large skillet over medium heat.

    Step 2

  • Add chicken and garlic and cover. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until chicken is browned. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  • Step 3

  • Add canned tomatoes and water to skillet. Stir in rice and bring to a boil.

  • Step 4

  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Return chicken to skillet. Sprinkle with cheese; cover.

  • Step 5

  • Cook on low heat for 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (170°F). Top with chopped tomato and basil.

    Recipe Tip

    For more flavor, add 2 teaspoons of dried, crushed rosemary or dried thyme along with the canned tomatoes in Step 3.

Savory One-Pan Dish

Add this dish to your list of quick meals that can be tossed together in no time! This recipe is made easy with Minute® Instant Brown Rice which gives your dish flavor and whole grains but doesn’t take an hour to cook over the stove. Now you won’t need to sacrifice your time to get great quality!

This one-pan dish is not only quick, but it’s hassle-free and mess-free. It uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, such as Italian salad dressing, canned tomatoes, Minute® Rice and herbs.

Prep tip: buy in bulk and then freeze meats, like chicken breast, in smaller packages. Then, all you need to do is take them out of the fridge in the morning to defrost throughout the day or simply use your microwave to help you defrost them.

If you’re all about saving time, try out a slow cooker recipe, such as this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore.

Time-Saving Rice

While our Instant Rice products are perfect for making one-pan dinners or family-sized dishes in less time, if you’re looking to save even more time preparing meals, try our Ready to Serve Rice. Microwavable in just 60-90 seconds, use this convenient rice to make anything from Microwave Egg Fried Rice to delicious desserts! The options are truly endless. Looking for a vegetarian option? Try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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