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Ready for the easiest, most flavorful recipe of all time? This 30-minute meal has minimal ingredients, yet packs some incredible flavor. Don’t be fooled by the post title, this isn’t just your typical chicken and rice dish, we’re up-leveling it with a lemon-thyme butter sauce! Minute® Ready to Serve Rice has made dinner so much easier with their 90-second rice cups so that you can focus more time and effort on the fancy things that make you feel like a chef! Let’s dive in.
For this particular lemon thyme chicken recipe, I recommend using the Minute® Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice flavor. Be sure to check out my Jamaican Jerk Bowl recipe that features the Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice!
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I love cooking, but some nights we don’t have a ton of time or energy to make something totally extravagant. Luckily, I’ve found a few recipes that I consider no-brainers on busy days, and I’m sharing one of them with you today!
Here’s what you’ll need and everything can easily be found at your local Walmart:
- 2 – Minute® Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice
- 2 chicken breasts
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 shallot
- 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp Flour (we used Gluten-Free)
- 16 oz chicken stock
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- fresh green beans
- grape tomatoes
- Marcona almonds
- fresh rosemary (optional)
Easy Chicken and Rice Recipe using Minute® Ready to Serve Rice
Chicken and rice is a classic combo! We love to make many different renditions of chicken and rice for weeknight dinners. You can get so creative with all of the toppings, flavors, sauces, etc. However, rice can be pretty bland to prepare on its own and can take upwards of 20 minutes to cook. Tired of bland chicken and rice? Well now, you can now grab Minute® Ready to Serve Rice in a variety of flavors. In under 2 minutes, you have something great for a quick lunch, a better-for-you-snack or an easy add-on to dinner. New flavors in 7 oz. cup sizes include:
- Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice
- Minute® Ready to Serve Southwest Pinto Beans with White Rice and Vegetables
- Minute® Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice
Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is the no brainer solution for busy, on-the-go lifestyles. It’s also gluten-free and has no preservatives. The best part? The rice is ready in just 90 seconds in the microwave (according to instructions on the box), and there is no mess to clean up afterward! All products are vegan, with no artificial flavors, no preservatives, gluten-free, and they come in BPA Free Cups. Minute® Ready to Serve Rice: Real Flavorful. Real Convenient.
Lemon-Thyme Butter Sauce
Keep this sauce in your back pocket for any chicken, pork or fish dish! All you need to make a delicious homemade sauce is butter, flour, chicken stock, and a few other aromatics. Start by melting down 4 tablespoons of butter of medium heat, add in your shallot and sweat down for a minute. Next whisk in 1 TBSP of flour. It will start to bubble, that’s normal. Use one hand to whisk, and use the other to slowly pour in the chicken stock. This ensures that your sauce is clump-free! After the liquid is smooth, turn up the heat slightly and allow the sauce to start thickening. While the sauce is reducing you can add in salt and pepper and stir. After 5 minutes of the sauce reducing, you can add in the juice of one lemon and chopped thyme, and continue to whisk. The sauce should be fully reduced in 10 minutes and ready to serve over your dish!
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