Fast Chicken and Rice

"This is a perfect recipe for me since we eat chicken and rice a few times a week!"
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  • 1 (8 7/8 ounce) package rice, white
  • 12 cup frozen peas
  • 1 lb chicken breast tenders, halved crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 14 cup bottled stir-fry sauce
  • packaged oven-roasted sliced almonds


  • Stir peas into rice pouch. Heat in microwave according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and stir chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Stir rice mixture into skillet. Stir in stir-fry sauce; heat through. Sprinkle each serving with almonds.

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  1. LARavenscroft
    This really is a fast meal! Great for a busy night. Used boneless skinless chicken thighs as we prefer those over breasts. The only thing that I would do different would be to use a little more sauce as it was a little dry, but I most definitely like the ease and quickness of this recipe. Made for 123 Hits.
  2. Sydney Mike
    As with several others who made your recipe, I used brown rice, but otherwise followed your recipe on down & we thoroughly enjoyed this quick & tasty chicken meal! I ofetn combine peas or green beans with rice, so this was right up my alley! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits Tag]
  3. HokiesMom
    Nice quick family weeknight meal. I used a brown rice that was not packaged so I cooked it first with the peas and then added to the skillet. Worked out fine and the tastes were very nice. A nice change of pace from other skillet meals in our rotation. Thanks for a nice recipe! Made for I Recommend Tag game.
  4. Debbwl
    A great weeknight dinner with a delightful Asian flavor. Very quick and easy, had dinner on the table in between 15 and 20 minutes. Made as written using packaged brown rice. Also like that the serving sizes were of the proper size. Will make again. Thanks for the post.
  5. cfitchett
    This recipe was horrible! You can't cook the peas with the packaged rice because you can't open the rice package to cook in the microwave. Chicken pieces need to be cut into much smaller pieces. Would not make this again.


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