Zesty Chicken and Rice Skillet

With a range of exciting flavors and easy prep, this Zesty Chicken and Rice Skillet is sure to become part of your weekly rotation. Try it with our Minute® Instant White Rice, tonight!

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Zesty Chicken and Rice Skillet

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins (+ 5 mins standing time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins (+ 5 mins standing time)


  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing, divided
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube, crushed
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup sliced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice


  • Ready in just 25 minutes, this one-skillet meal is easy to prep and satisfying. Best of all, it’s sure to be a favorite with everyone at your table.

    Step 1

  • Stir together 1/4 cup of dressing and mustard in a large, nonstick skillet until blended. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked through.

    Step 2

  • Add remaining dressing, bouillon, water and peppers to skillet. Cover and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes, until heated through.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until rice and peppers are tender. Remove from heat and let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

Zest Up Your Rice

Beat mealtime boredom with Minute® Rice! This recipe is a quick and simple way to amp up your average rice skillet dinner. How? By using flavor boosters!

We’ll show you just how simple it is to make a dish that’s loaded with flavor, in minutes. Simply start by sautéing some chicken with your favorite Italian dressing and a touch of Dijon mustard. This will give your entire dish a savory base of flavor. Then, add in the other ingredients along with water and rice and allow everything to cook up to fluffy perfection. As the rice cooks, it will absorb all of the flavors for more tastiness in every bite.

Discover more clever ways to spruce up your weeknight meals with our ideas for easy flavor boosters and inspired infusions. Start with a quick Red Beans and Rice recipe made with white rice and Cajun seasoning.

One-Pot Perfection!

It’s hard to choose the best part about one-skillet or one-pot meals. It could be the hassle-free prep or the lack of clean up afterward. Whichever you prefer, there are definitely benefits to making your meal in one pot or pan. Next time, try this recipe for One-Pot Rice Shakshuka. For more chicken and rice ideas, try this Chicken Tandoori Rice Skillet Casserole or our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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