Chicken Rice Skillet Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Chicken Recipe

One taste of this delectable Chicken Rice Skillet Recipe and your friends and family will thank you - the chef!

This easy chicken recipe is popular with people of all ages and it is a very healthy dish.

The recipe is very flexible in terms of the ingredients you use. I like making this meal using chicken stock, but you can substitute cream of chicken soup, or cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup if you prefer.

You can also add or substitute your favorite vegetables for this recipe. Sometimes I use sugar snap peas or sliced mushrooms or small broccoli florets.

I often use Basmati rice for this recipe, but again, you can use whatever rice you prefer or have on hand.

Chicken Rice Skillet Recipe

Easy, Delicious Chicken Recipe

Real Restaurant Chicken Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 4



  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total)
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup rice - your choice
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced or well diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/3 large Bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 5-6 ounces green peas (frozen peas are fine, not canned)


  • Combine flour, salt and pepper in a pie pan or plastic bag
  • Lightly flour chicken, shaking off excess flour
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles, then add oil to the skillet and when hot, add the chicken breasts
  • Cook the chicken approximately 4 minutes or until white juices begin to appear on the top of the chicken breasts
  • Turn the breast over (use your tongs) and cook another 3-4 minutes
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a cutting board
  • Use a mallet on the chicken to break the breasts into pieces (using a mallet tenderizes the chicken at the same time)
  • In a Dutch oven or heavy sauté pan place the chicken broth (or can of soup as mentioned above), rice, carrots and onions and seasonings
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir, cover and reduce heat to low and cook 25 minutes or until rice is nearly done
  • Add the chicken pieces and green peas, stirring well
  • Cover and cook a few minutes more until the peas are done and the chicken is hot

Use a spoon to portion onto plates and serve immediately.

Enjoy your restaurant chicken rice skillet recipe and the company of those you share it with!


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Did you know? Arkansas is the largest producer of rice in the U.S. accounting for almost half of U.S. rice production.