Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Garlic Chicken And Mushroom Parmesan Rice Skillet Recipe

Jan 9, 2013

Garlic Chicken And Mushroom Parmesan Rice Skillet Recipe

This easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea is ready in less than 30 minutes! It combines chicken breast, jasmine rice, shredded parmesan cheese, white mushrooms and basil for a tasty one pan meal!


Garlic Chicken And Mushroom Parmesan Rice Skillet



This easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea is ready in less than 30 minutes! It combines chicken breast, jasmine rice, shredded parmesan cheese, white mushrooms and basil for a tasty one pan meal!


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This easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea is ready in less than 30 minutes! It combines chicken breast, jasmine rice, shredded parmesan cheese, white mushrooms and basil for a tasty one pan meal!


Easy weeknight meals are always on my list of things to find or create. 

Today's recipe is not only easy, but it's ready in less than 30 minutes, making it the perfect meal for those busy weeknights!

I was always a big fan of Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals when it first came on tv and I watched it faithfully. I loved her recipes, but felt that so many of them were out of reach for a family like mine. The ingredients seemed inaccessible in my area, and alot of them weren't very budget friendly.

When I started blogging, I vowed to offer recipes that had common ingredients and could be super affordable. This recipe is defintely one of those.

This chicken and rice skillet dish is packed full of delicious flavor!

Fresh basil is a favorite at our house, as well as parmesan cheese and they both add SO much to this recipe.

I just love jasmine rice and the mushrooms go perfectly with the garlic and chicken. This recipe has a large punch of garlic flavor, which my family absolutely loves. If garlic isn't really your thing, try reducing the amount or skipping it all together.

This recipe is easy to double for a larger family, and is great served with a side salad, breadsticks or a simple vegetable. Leftovers are super tasty too for a work lunch or a quick individual meal for dinner.



This easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea is ready in less than 30 minutes! It combines chicken breast, jasmine rice, shredded parmesan cheese, white mushrooms and basil for a tasty one pan meal!



What is in Garlic Chicken and Mushroom Parmesan Rice Skillet?


  • Garlic: My love for garlic is real. I use it in almost everything I cook and I love the health benefits it offers. Garlic is part of the onion, leek and chive family. It's great for heart health and contains many vitamins and minerals.
  • Chicken: I love using leftover chicken in pretty much everything, soups, casseroles, sandwiches and more! I buy chicken breast and cook it in the slow cooker to use for meals, or buy my rotisserie chickens at Sam's Club.
  • Jasmine Rice: It has a sweet aroma when cooked and it is stickier than other varieties of long grain rice. It has a soft, moist texture and it sweeter than other rice varieties. It's primarily grown in Thailand. 
  • Fresh Basil: Also called sweet basil and is an annual herb in the mint family. It's a great source of vitamin k, vitamin a, magnesium and iron. It has a sweet smell with a peppery taste. 



This easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea is ready in less than 30 minutes! It combines chicken breast, jasmine rice, shredded parmesan cheese, white mushrooms and basil for a tasty one pan meal!


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This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • Melt the butter in a large skillet
  • Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook
  • Add the garlic and mushrooms, saute
  • Add the rice and broth, bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally
  • Add the parmesan and basil, cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed



Full recipe below



This easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea is ready in less than 30 minutes! It combines chicken breast, jasmine rice, shredded parmesan cheese, white mushrooms and basil for a tasty one pan meal!


You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:


  • fresh chopped parsley
  • sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • shredded carrots
  • cubed cooked turkey breast
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • frozen broccoli
  • cubed ham
  • fresh chopped rosemary
  • thinly sliced celery
  • diced bell pepper
  • basmati rice
  • frozen peas



This easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea is ready in less than 30 minutes! It combines chicken breast, jasmine rice, shredded parmesan cheese, white mushrooms and basil for a tasty one pan meal!


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This easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea is ready in less than 30 minutes! It combines chicken breast, jasmine rice, shredded parmesan cheese, white mushrooms and basil for a tasty one pan meal!


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This easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea is ready in less than 30 minutes! It combines chicken breast, jasmine rice, shredded parmesan cheese, white mushrooms and basil for a tasty one pan meal!



Garlic Chicken and Mushroom Parmesan Rice Skillet

Yield: 4 servings
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ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

instructions:

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and mushrooms, saute for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the rice and broth, bring to a boil. 
  5. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the parmesan and basil, cook for an additional 5 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. 
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This easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea is ready in less than 30 minutes! It combines chicken breast, jasmine rice, shredded parmesan cheese, white mushrooms and basil for a tasty one pan meal!


What readers are saying about this recipe:


  • Heather: It was very easy and my family loved it!


  • Jennifer: So so so incredibly delicious! And easy! 


  • Karen: This was great ! Add a little more parm on top when serving!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. I love easy, kid friendly recipes like this!

    I've nominated you for a Liebster Award.

    mysesameseedbuns.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-blog-award.html

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  2. Sheena,
    This looks delicious! I love easy weeknight meals too. I will definitely give this one a try. Pinned!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Michelle

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  3. Hi Sheena,
    Your Chicken Parmesan Rice Skillet looks awesome, we will just love it! Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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  4. This looks delicious. Jasmine rice is my favorite. Thank you for sharing your recipe on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party this week. Please come back on Sunday to vote for your favorite recipes!

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  5. Hi Sheena, I am happy to meet you through Jamie's Love Bake Good Cakes "linky" party. I too love Easy Peasy as 1-2-3 recipes right out of my pantry. Will add you to G+ to follow along on your daily journey here.

    Drop on over for a visit with me "Just North of Wiarton" when you have time: http://justnorthofwiarton.blogspot.ca/

    "Just Me"

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  6. Hello Sheena! I think you and I could be best friends. Everything you make I think my family will love this! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Potluck. Hope your having a great week! :)
    ~Kim

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  7. Looks delicious & kid-friendly - a winner in my book!

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    1. Thanks Amy!! My daughter absolutely loved this one!! Glad you stopped by!

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  8. Looks yummy! Sounds easy too. Thanks for sharing!
    I would love it if you would share this (and anything else you have been working on) at my linky party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2013/01/friday-fascinations-8-everything-linky.html

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  9. Yes! Easy and I know my family would love it. Pinned this one too :)

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  10. This sounds delicious and looks just as yummy as it sounds! I'm definitely going to make this recipe and will let you know when I do!

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  11. Question: How many does this recipe feed?

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    1. It's been years since I've made it, but I would say about four people if served with a side salad or something else with it.

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  12. This looks delicious and I will be trying it tonight for dinner. Has anyone added green peas or other veggies to make it a one pan meal?

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