Cheddar Chicken and Rice Skillet

I posted this recipe a couple of weeks ago when I guest posted at Project Queen.  You should check out Mandy’s blog, she has some great projects on there! I thought I would re-post the recipe here in case you did not get a chance to see it.  

This Cheddar Chicken and Rice Skillet is a perfect example of an easy time saving meal.  This is a one dish meal that is easy to make and is great for a fast dinner or a weeknight meal.  When my husband and I get home from work, we are usually hungry and don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking dinner.  
This meal is quick, without a lot of prep, and doesn’t dirty a lot of dishes.  This meal was really good and and more vegetables can be added to it if you wanted.  This dish tastes great and is easy to make. We will be making this dish again! Enjoy!!

Cheddar Chicken and Rice Skillet
(Recipe adapted from Kraft Food and Family Magazine Fall 2006)

1/2 cup reduced fat or fat free Italian dressing
2 cups of precooked chicken, cubed
2 cups brown rice, uncooked
1 1/4 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup of reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1.  Heat the Italian dressing in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and garlic powder and cook and stir for 2 minutes.

2.  Stir in the rice and chicken broth.  Bring to a boil and cover.  Then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until the rice is tender.  Let stand covered, 5 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.

3.  Add the tomatoes and the cheddar cheese and stir until blended.


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  1. Even though we just ate and I am full my tummy growled when I saw this

  2. This looks really yummy, Alyssa. You’ve been so busy in the kitchen this week, lol. THanks for sharing at our party this week.

  3. This sure looks tasty. I have a question, Is the rice a fast cooking? I haven’t used brown rice yet but I thought it took a lot longer than white. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. This looks so good! I have to make it soon.

  5. My husband and I have a wonderful homemade hamburger helper type recipe that we love. This looks like a homemade chicken helper recipe. I am going to have to pin it to my must try recipes as I can very well seeing it being one of our favorites. I’d love to have you post this to my link party tomorrow.

    Hopping over from Ask Anna.

  6. Visiting from “Must Try Monday”. This sounds great! I’ll have to put this on my list for next week. I did the strawberry margarita pie for cinco de mayo and it was delish :)

    Have a great week!

    Erika from Southern Belle as an Army Wife

  7. Hi Alyssa,
    This is a great dish that we would really enjoy! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Looks so delicious!We’re so glad you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks for coming and we hope you’ll be back. -The Sisters

  9. Gooey yumminess! thanks for linking up to Southern Sundays!

  10. I enjoy quick, one-dish meals … This looks like something my whole family would love :) Thanks for sharing!

  11. That italian dressing sure sounds like an interesting ingredient and I bet it is delicious!

  12. This looks so good and I love that you only need the one skillet. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! I will also be tweeting this recipe on Sunday!

  13. Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays! You have great recipes! So hoping to see you next Friday:)

  14. That looks delicious!

  15. Anonymous says:

    nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

  16. Okay, this is on my menu for this week. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for linking up to Titus 2 Tuesdays on Cornerstone Confessions!