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One Pan Lemon Basil Chicken and Rice

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


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
  • 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.


Side ideas: 5-minute Shredded Brussels Sprouts    Roasted Vegetables Fresh sautéed summer squash Tomato, cucumber salad


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 384mg | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg