Why should dinner cause you stress? Easy answer: it shouldn’t! That’s why this No-Stress Chicken & Rice exists! This humble, yet delicious, chicken dish is designed so that it only takes a few steps to get an easy and hearty meal on the meal in a hurry. It will fill your heart and soul with some enchanting flavors, like tender rice infused with poultry flavor, savory chicken, fresh vegetables, and sharp parmesan. No need to break a sweat when No-Stress Chicken & Rice is on the menu!

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs or chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into 1-inch-thick pieces
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice, uncooked and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded or grated
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
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Directions

Step 1 –In a 3-quart stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

Step 2 –Add the chicken pieces to the hot oil and season with the salt and the pepper.

Step 3 –Cook the chicken pieces until fully cooked through at 165 degrees F internally, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 4 –Add the onion to the chicken pieces and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes.

Step 5 –Stir the carrots, the celery, and the garlic into the chicken mixture and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 6 –Increase the heat to high and add the broth and the rice to the chicken mixture.

Step 7 –Bring the chicken mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.

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Step 8 –Stir, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and the broth is absorbed, about 15-30 minutes.

Step 9 –Stir the parmesan and the parsley into the chicken mixture.

Step 10 –Taste the chicken mixture for seasoning.

Step 11 –Serve.