Monday, February 25, 2013

Quick Chicken Broccoli and Rice

I don't know about you, but my life is one crazy whirlwind! Between dropping the kids at school, getting to work, gymnastics practice, mid-week church groups, birthday parties picking the kids UP from school and the day-to-day chores sometimes I just need a quick meal to feed my busy family. Fast-food is often our go-to meal when we have no time (or energy for that matter). However, we're not big fans of the greasy who-knows-what-it's-even-made-with-food so when I find something we can make that is quick and somewhat's definitely a plus in my book! So, I decided to try out the new Minute® Ready to Serve Rice and what I came up with was Quick Chicken, Broccoli and Rice and I was a very happy mom. PLUS it only took 20 minutes start to finish, and that included PREP time! The recipe contains simple ingredients and with the 98% fat-free cream of chicken's even on the healthy side! Also, you can't beat it if the kids actually eat a meal I make for the first time. Quick, simple AND healthy! Score!
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 lb. chicken breasts (or tenders) cut up into one inch pieces
2 cups frozen broccoli
1 can cream of chicken soup (98% fat-free)
1 can water (use the empty soup can)
2 packages of Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice (4 individual servings)
salt and pepper, to taste
garlic powder, to taste
paprika, to taste
dash of cayenne (optional)

1. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne pepper.

2. In a preheated skillet, drizzle olive oil  and add the seasoned chicken. Cook over medium to medium-high heat until nearly cooked through.

3. Add the can of cream of chicken soup. Fill the can with water and stir the water in the pan. Check seasoning and add more if needed.

4. Next, add the frozen broccoli and stir to combine.

5. Add the Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice and stir to combine.

6. Cover with a lid and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for ten minutes.
Serve it hot! Enjoy!
Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch or breakfast because you can eat it on the go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice for any meal or snack. You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are 10 flavorful and wholesome varieties. If you’re looking for a healthy option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

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