One Pan Lemon Basil Chicken and Rice is a simple 30-minute meal the whole family will love! Plus, it’s made in one pan, making clean-up a cinch!
I try to post easy, family meal ideas every Monday. Meals my family actually eat often, and meals that everyone will love. I love to share that cooking dinner from scratch is not only delicious but it can be really easy too. Most the meal ideas I share are super simple, and most can be made in 30 minutes, or less! And One Pan meals take things to a whole new level of convenience!
Here are some of my favorite One Pan Meals:
This One Pan Lemon Basil Chicken and Rice is the best kind of comfort food! Simple, flavorful and delicious. My kids love it as much as anyone.
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One Pan Lemon Basil Chicken and Rice
For the Chicken:
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3-4 breasts)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
For the rice:
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 cup long grain white rice , uncooked
- 2¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves , chopped and divided
- Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and dried basil.
- Add olive oil to a large skillet (with a fitted lid) over HIGH heat.
- Add the chicken and brown (sear) for only 1-2 minutes on each side, just until browned (chicken will not be cooked through.) Transfer chicken to a plate.
- Add butter to the pan, reduce heat to medium. Stir the butter with a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the chicken.
- Add the rice and sauté for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned.
- Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons of the fresh basil to the pan and stir. Bring mixture to a boil.
- Once boiling, place chicken on top, then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 20 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed.
- Garnish with remaining tablespoon of fresh basil. Serve immediately.
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