With the cost of food going up. I"m buying more items on sale. I purchased 10 boxes of Rice a Roni and when trying to figure out what I was going to make with it. I found this recipe on the back of the box. It was easy and another cheap eats.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon margarine. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes per side or until brown. Remove from skillet; set aside. In same skillet over medium heat, saute rice-pasta mix with remaining 1 tablespoon margarine until pasta is golden brown.
Slowly stir in 1-1/4 cups water, apple juice, apple, mushrooms, onion and cranberries; bring to a boil. Place chicken on rice. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside and rice is tender. Let stand 5 minutes before.