Thyme Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner

Thyme Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner

39 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.

"It was very flavorful even though I was missing fresh parsley and instead used dried ones. The only problem was I used long grain rice and it definitely needed more than 20 minutes to cook the rice. It actually took a lot longer so I had to keep adding chicken stock. But will definitely try again with different rice. "


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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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 5m ago

This was a great dish for last minute company!
moravctr 6m 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 7m 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 8m 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 8m ago

My family loves this! We've made it twice and it's definitely a staple.
Tasonis 2y 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

I am giving this a one, because I did as directed, even though I know that you usually you use two cups of fluid to one cup of rice!!!! I did as directed by the instructions, and there is NO WAY that anyone who made this as directed had their rice come out done.............Good idea, but very poorly written and executed! I have never given someone a one star rating..........but this recipe is very misleading and definately does not come out as per the instructions.
gothdragon 3y ago
if you used 1 cup of liquidyou did not do this right. I can of chicken broth is called for...that's just under 2 cups of liquid - onemodog 7m ago

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