20-Minute Basil, Chicken & Tomato Rice


Fresh basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese give this delectable dish a slight Italian accent. With chicken for protein and our flavor-infused rice for even more deliciousness, get ready for a warm and filling meal your family will love.

close up view of a Basil, Chicken & Tomato Rice with a wooden spatula in a navy blue pan, and Basil, Chicken & Tomato Rice in a white bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
21 mins
Total Time:
31 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound chicken tenders, cut into strips

  • 1 cup chopped onions

  • 1 cup sliced red pepper (1/4-inch x 1 1/2 inch)

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup UNCLE BEN'S® Flavor Infusions Chicken & Herb Rice

  • ½ cup chiffonade fresh basil leaves

  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add chicken strips and cook until they are just done (4 to 6 minutes).

  3. Add onion, red pepper slices, and fresh garlic.

  4. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until vegetables barely tender (4 to 5 minutes).

  5. Add water, tomatoes, and rice.

  6. Cover pan and continue cooking until mixture just comes to a boil.

  7. Reduce heat to medium low and continue cooking until rice is tender or liquid is absorbed (about 10 minutes).

  8. Remove cover; stir in basil leaves and Parmesan cheese. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
12g Fat
43g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 769mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 41mg 205%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 453mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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