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Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

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So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

So excited to share this quick and easy Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice meal with you today! This fabulous weeknight dinner seriously could not be any easier. There’s only 4 ingredients! Plus everything cooks in the same skillet — even the rice! — so you only have to wash one dish. Super simple to throw together on a busy weeknight!

I love everything about this meal – salsa verde (obsessed with it), chicken, rice. This recipe is right up our alley!

AND there’s less than 450 calories per serving. Love it!

Come see how easy it is to whip up.

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Just four ingredients! Salsa verde, chicken broth (or water), rice, and chicken.

I’m using boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but you could also use leftover rotisserie chicken here.

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

In a large pot or dutch oven, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

While the oil is heating, season the chicken generously with salt and pepper.

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

When the oil is very hot, add the chicken in a single layer and cook until the outside is golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side. The chicken does not have to be fully cooked here, because it will continue cooking later with the rice.

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Add the uncooked rice (it doesn’t have to be instant, just regular rice), salsa verde, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes.

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Ta da! A fabulous, quick and easy meal that’s super easy to throw together on a weeknight.

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Garnish with a little cilantro or parsley if desired! :) Hope you enjoy! :)

Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice (not instant)
  • 2 cups broth
  • 1 cup salsa verde

Directions:

  1. Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry. Cut into bite-sized pieces (about 1-inch cubes). Season generously with salt and pepper. In a large pot or dutch oven (something with a lid), heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. When the oil is very hot, add the chicken in a single layer and cook until the outside is golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  3. Add the rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes until the rice is tender. Serve and enjoy!

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

So easy! Only four ingredients. Chicken, rice, salsa verde, and chicken broth (or water). All cooks in one pot, even the rice! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.