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.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
21 mins
31 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.

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

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

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

  • Add water, tomatoes, and rice.

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; protein 31.2g 62% DV; carbohydrates 43.1g 14% DV; fat 11.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 69mg 23% DV; sodium 768.5mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Made this for tonight's supper and it was great! I needed a recipe that would use up the fresh basil tomatoes peppers that were bordering on not being usable and this was the ticket! I used fresh chicken breast cubed and cooked in the garlic and basil. I would suggest if using chicken breast to set it aside after cooking and add it back in and the end of the cooking otherwise it can get a bit tough. I probably added a 1/3 more basil and a few more cloves of garlic. I didn't use canned tomatoes and also added in a half can of leftover tomato soup from the fridge. Added about double the amount of parmesan cheese too! (yes got a little carried away). As to 'refrigerating leftovers'..... there were none:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This dish was very good! I had most of the ingredients in my pantry and fridge so I searched this recipe using the ingredient search tool. I'm trying to cook healthy without going too overboard so that my husband doesn't turn his snoot up. This was very tasty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick easy and tasty. Family loved it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I did change it because I used what I had on hand. I used Goya yellow rice and broccoli. I accidentally opened a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies. This made the "will make again" list. Great for hectic week nights. It was quick easy and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I added crushed red pepper...yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I think this is my first time rating but I thought it was so sad that such an easy and delicious recipe didn't yet have any reviews. It was very tasty quick and easy and a good way to use left-over chicken. The changes I made were: - used left-over chicken - used 2 tablespoons dried basic Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We loved it! I put a little basil in about half way thru cooking then added the rest at the end as the directions state. My grocery didn't have the Uncle Ben's rice so I substituted Knorr's chicken and broccoli rice and it worked fine. I think I'll try boneless chicken thighs next time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I actually found it a bit bland. I used real tomatoes rather than canned and didn't have the Uncle Ben's rice so used Quinoa. Maybe the rice would have made a difference but I tend not to buy "prepared" foods. I was able to rescue it though by adding some salt, pepper, chilies, and cumin. And a little more cheese never hurt anyone! I gave it four stars because it is a good starting point and was pretty easy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
added a bit more onion and garlic. and cut the water some otherwise it was soupy. Read More