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Chicken & Spinach-Lemon Rice

Chicken & Spinach-Lemon Rice

Beside adding color and flavor, the spinach helps boost the dish with vitamins A, B and C.


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10 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
4
servings

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1 (16-ounce) package chicken breast tenders

1 teaspoon purchased minced garlic  

1 1/2 cups uncooked instant brown rice

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

2 cups spinach leaves, cut into thin strips

 

 *Substitute 1 teaspoon (about 2 cloves) fresh minced garlic.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 12-inch skillet; add chicken tenders and garlic. Cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, 6-8 minutes, until browned and no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.

  2. STEP 2

    Add all remaining ingredients except spinach to same skillet. Cook over high heat, 2-3 minutes, until mixture comes to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook, 8-10 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed. Stir in spinach. Serve chicken over rice immediately.

Tip #1

Because most spinach has dirt and sand attached to the leaves, packaged pre-washed spinach will help speed things along for you. All you need to do is measure and then cut into ribbons. Save the remaining for a mixed greens salad or wilted spinach or tuck into sandwiches in place of regular greens.

Nutrition (1 serving)

400 Calories
16 Fat (g)
40 Cholesterol (mg)
1130 Sodium (mg)
48 Carbohydrates (g)
4 Dietary Fiber
17 Protein (g)
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