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This quick fix Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice recipe 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!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.

Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

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! :)

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Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

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This quick fix Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice recipe 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!

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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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!

Keywords: chicken and rice, chicken and rice recipe, easy chicken and rice, easy rice recipe, easy chicken dinner, easy chicken dinner recipe, quick and easy dinner, quick and easy dinner recipe, quick and easy recipe

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.

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31 Responses
  1. DIANE

    I made this last week for the first time and was so elated to how flavorful this dish was not to say how easy it was..going to make it again tonight..twice..one with chicken and one with shrimp…..my son absolutely loved it as much as i did…it will definitely be a frequent meal for us…thank you for sharing this with us

  2. Lou

    Great recipe! Wonderful flavor, a little heat that hits late, and all in a simple dish.
    I varied from the recipe by using leg quarters because they’re what I had available, brown rice because I’m getting more whole grain in my diet, and Knorr chicken bullion because it’s so dang good.  And it turned out great! Lunches for the week, and can’t wait!

  3. Amy Pricco

    This recipe was fabulous!!  So easy to make and my kids all loved it too!  I used cut up rotisserie chicken and added broccoli.  Because I have a family of 8, I doubled the recipe and there was plenty for all of us.  This will be a keeper!!

  4. Gina

    I am looking for dishes that can be used with pork or beef. Someone I know can’t have chicken, fish  or turkey. Have you made this recipe with beef or pork? It sounds so good. For me I am going to try it with rotisserie chicken.  Thank you. 

  5. Danny

    I gave it a try and followed the directions carefully. For some reason the rice was not cooked so I went another 10 minutes. Still not cooked another ten minutes. Still a tad crunchy. Any ideas what I did wrong?

  6. Patricia Miller

    I made this the other night and was so impressed! I was a little dubious just because of how simple it was, but I was pleasantly surprised. I had never had salsa verde before. It really gave the dish great flavor and a little bit of a kick (but not too much at all). Thanks for sharing!

    1. Cynthia

      I was wondering the same thing. I think I’m going to try it and also go the rice cooker route after cooking the chicken…I might use pork.

  7. vanessa

    Hi, we are a family of 5 who love left-overs…to double the reccipe would you double up on everything or just the rice and broth? (I dont want the flavor to be too overwhelming for the kiddos)..

  8. Diane

    This is so good! Made it once before.. wish i would have doubled it! I’m making it again tonight. I’m going to add shrimp this time. So easy. Thank you Amanda :)

  9. Cynthia

    Delicious! I too am a Salsa Verde fanatic! Prior to adding the chicken I chopped up an onion, 3 huge cloves of garlic and a small drained can of hot diced green chilis. LOVED this easy and extremely tasty recipe! A side salad made it a truly great meal! Thank You Kevin and Amanda!

  10. Liz

    I usually don’t leave reviews of recipes, and I was skeptical about this one since it needed such basic ingredients, but it was soooooo good!! It had a lot of flavor and everything meshed so well together. Definitely will be making it again – soon! Thanks for the great recipe!

  11. Charlsye

    This looks awesome! Do you think you could add extra veggies (i’m thinking onion, broccoli and spinach) to the dish when it was cooking and it would still turn out okay? Or should I could those separately and add them in later?

  12. Toni Bissell Legates

    I’ve made this basic configuration with the addition of browning the rice a nice nutty brown. It adds a great flavor to the mix. Great post Amanda, thanks!

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