Thyme Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner

Thyme Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner

38 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 40 minutes

This is so delicious. It sounds so simple and it is, but trust me - you and your family will LOVE it.


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons dried thyme
Salt; to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion; chopped
1 large carrot; chopped
3 cloves Garlic; minced
1 can chicken broth; 14.5 oz
1 cup rice
1/4 cup fresh parsley; chopped
1 whole Bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried basil

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1) Generously sprinkle both side of chicken with salt and thyme.

2) In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside.

3) Saute onions and carrots in olive oil until tender. Saute garlic for 30 seconds.

4) Stir in remaining ingredients. Place chicken back in skillet on top of rice. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

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I tried this and it was absolutely delicious. I agree that more broth is needed in order to cook the rice. This is a great skillet meal & next time I'll add some peppers to my sautéed veggies.
T-thrill 4m ago

Very good! I, however, found that the rice did not fully cook in the skillet. Besides that I did think that it was delicious and full of flavor!
AshleyBab 10m ago

This was a great dish for last minute company!
moravctr 11m ago

Great recipe!!! Best rice I have ever had. I added more broth because the rice was not completely cooked after twenty minutes. I believe that 2 cups of broth would be better. Family loved it. Nancy
NancySam 1y ago

Yum! Use minute rice instead of regular rice! Otherwise I don't know how the rice would cook properly. My family went crazy over this dish and it only takes one pot!
lynsommer613 1y ago

Nice one pot meal. I mixed some barley into the rice as I often do with rice and added some leftover red cabbage as well. Perfect tenderness.
teahall 1y ago

My family loves this! We've made it twice and it's definitely a staple.
Tasonis 3y ago

For me, the chicken was a bit dry and lacked the flavor I hoped it would have. The rice however was wonderful. I added celery, green and red peppers and some seasoned salt. If I make this dish again, I will probably use dark meat like chicken thighs or maybe even pork chops.
LMBarnes 3y ago

Was easy and tasted great.
callmesherrie 3y ago

This was good. I added some spices to kick up the flavor a bit, yummy!
AMcNeal4 3y ago

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