Prep 10 mins
Cook 16 mins
Tasty low-fat, easy to prepare chicken tenders with rice and vegetables which you can have on the table ready to enjoy in less than thirty minutes. Adapted from a recipe in 'Terrific Chicken: 100 great meals in minutes'.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 lb chicken breast tenders
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups instant brown rice
- 15 1⁄2 ounces chicken broth
- 1 -2 cup mushroom, cut into chunky pieces
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- sea salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves, loosely packed, cut into thin strips
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add the chicken tenders and the garlic; cook, turning, for 6 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown and the juices run clear; transfer to a plate and keep warm.
- Add all the remaining ingredients except the spinach and bring to the boil over a high heat; cover and reduce the heat to low;cook for 10 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
- Add the spinach to the skillet and toss to mix well; place the contents of the pan on a large platter and top with the chicken.
Healthy and delicious! Used bulgur in place of brown rice. Which required cutting the bulgur to 1 cup and increasing the lemon juice to an 1/8 of a cup and increasing the cooking time to 17 minutes. Rubbed garlic all over the chicken about 10 minutes before cooking so the flavor would cook in. Like the way the garlic chicken and pan drippings accented the lemon and veggie base. Very good will be making again. Thanks for the post.
Easy, healthy and delicious! I had 2 large chicken breasts that I cut into tenders, and used a extra clove of garlic. This had such great flavor and the lemon added a nice fresh touch. This came together quickly and all in one pot - loved it - thanks for sharing the recipe!
This was very good and healthy. I used frozen spinach so I omited about 1/4 c of liquid and cooked slightly longer. The lemon flavor was wonderful and I used fresh thyme from my garden. So good. Thanks for posting.