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
Servings: 5 servings
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.
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