Easy!!! Easiest Chicken Dinner Ever

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Very simple and fast. Kids and adults love it. Got the recipe from a girl I worked with years ago. Not sure where she got it. You really need to use the tenders NOT chicken breasts for it to be the best. Also, if you just use regular canned tomatoes it will be bland. You need to use Rotel which is tomatoes and green chilis. You could also add some onion but I omit because the less prep the better. This is just dump and cook! This could also probably be microwaved but I have never tried it. Prep time is less than 5 minutes and only 1 pan to clean.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a large, deep skillet with a cover pour can of chicken broth and can of rotel into skillet.
  2. Stir in cup of rice.
  3. Lay chicken tenders on top of rice and sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper. Go easy on the pepper if you don't like it too hot because the Rotel has a little kick to it.
  4. Cover and cook over medium high heat for 20 minutes or until chicken is opaque.
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle with the cheese. Stir lightly until cheese melts slightly.
  6. Serve with a nice salad.
Most Helpful

So easy and yummy! I usedc brown rice instead of white so it cooked 45 minutes instead of 20, and I also adde a can of black bean and a can of corn.

lilmisslaura July 22, 2010

This was awesome! I added some garlic, cumin and extra seasonings on the chicken. I scaled the rice back to 3/4 cup and water 1 1/2 cup broth. Mine cooked on medium low for 18 min. I just cut up one large chicken breast instead of tenders. Just the right amount of spice for me.

Skylar February 16, 2011

This was fantastic and easy!! made a few alterations that I think really made it better though (I think it would have been rather bland for us otherwise)...added black beans to the rice and used salsa because I only had a very lg can of whole tomatoes. Also added cumin,garlic, and minced jalapeno and onion. Next time I will try to change it up and make it Greek style with chick peas, oregano, lemon and feta!!...served with a cucumber,tomatoe and onion salad.Thanks for a great and SUPEREASY meal.

Patrishdelish February 11, 2007