Italian Chicken & Rice for Two

"Quick and easy Italian Chicken and Rice Dinner for Two. This actually came from my browsing the internet looking for something quick and easy for dinner for myself and my husband last night. I couldn't quite find what I wanted to do, so I improvised! Note: Do not add the wine too late or it does not cook down enough and you get that wine after taste to the dish!!"
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  • In a large skillet on medium heat, add butter (or olive oil).
  • When butter is hot, add onions, red & green bell peppers, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stirring frequently so as not to burn your onions, continue to saute on medium heat until onions are translucent.
  • Add wine to skillet and continue to saute for another two minutes.
  • Add chicken to skillet and continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Add stewed tomatoes, basil, and cheese to skillet. Turn heat down to medium-low and simmer while rice is cooking, stirring occasionally.
  • In a separate pot, make rice according to package directions.
  • When rice is cooked, place one serving of rice on a plate, and cover with chicken saute. Serve hot. Great with Italian bread and a small salad.

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  1. This was good as a nice, easy meal for a weeknight. Using the 2 colors of peppers makes for a colorful presentation.
  2. My fiance and I loved this and I normally don't like tomatoes and green peppers. Recipe was very quick and easy. I used italian style stewed tomatoes and substituted shredded parm for grated. Instead of adding the parm in while cooking, I sprinkled it on top before serving.
  3. I tried this with leftover chicken. it was fantastic. I also used stewed tomatoes with basil and oregano. My husband loved it.
  4. This recipe is fast, healthy and delicious. I used a can of diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil and red wine instead of white. I served it over brown rice. My husband and I really enjoyed this dish.


I married in July 08, and between us we have four beautiful children. I absolutely love to cook! It's a passion that I share with my husband. There are times we put ourselves into the kitchen for hours trying new dishes, sharing a bottle of wine, and laughing through the night. I aso enjoy sewing, reading and watching movies with my family. Oh yes, and of course, snuggling with my dog Zues.
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