Thyme Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner

Thyme Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner

Ready in 40 minutes
36 review(s) averaging 4.5. 100% would make again

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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. "

- barbaraanneyapana


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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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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 5 days 8 hours 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 2 weeks ago

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

Was easy and tasted great.
callmesherrie 2 years ago

This was good. I added some spices to kick up the flavor a bit, yummy!
AMcNeal4 2 years 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 2 years ago

Used thin breast and it was amazing. The kids had seconds and next time I'll have to double the recipe. There wasn't a single drop left and my kids are very picky at dinner
Jen85hayden 2 years ago

Very good! I am very inexperienced at cooking but made this dish with ease! I added the celery as well which was suggested in another review. Cheers!
Maroltk 2 years ago

Did not care for it at all.
49erfan 2 years ago

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