Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Cooking for 2 can often be a challenge. This recipe is easy to fix, has a pleasing apperance and best of all is suited for 2. It was in the Diabetic Cooking Magazine for May 2004.
- 1⁄2 cup uncooked rice
- 1 1⁄4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 cup fresh asparagus, cut in 2 inch pieces
- 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut in bite size pieces
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried dill weed
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
- Cook the rice in chicken broth as per package directions, approximately 15 to 20 minutes for white rice.
- Add the 1/2 cup water to a 12-inch nonstick skillet; bring to a boil.
- Add the asparagus and return to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for approximately 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
- Drain asparagus and set aside.
- Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel.
- Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Heat over medium-high heat until hot.
- Add chicken and cook 3 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat and add aspargus.
- Cover and keep warm.
- Combine the lemon juice, oil, dill and salt add to cooked rice.
- Add the rice mixture to cooked chicken.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
An easy,delicious, healthy meal for the whole family ! Its a great recipe to use that helps incorporate veggies that we don't normally cook! The kids loved the asparagus an we also added mushrooms an onions. I'll defiantly add it to my recipe box an make it again! Thanks!
It was a very nice light dish! Next time I will add some diced onions while I'm cooking the chicken just to give it a little more flavor.
I was worried about the apparent lack of seasoning here so I added some garlic cloves and pepper while stir-frying the chicken (removing the cloves after). I also used the juice of 1/2 of a large lemon and doubled the amount for the rest of the dill sauce. This was perfect for me - a very nice fresh, clean dish with great lemon-dill flavor.