Chicken and Garlic Parmesan Rice: Are you looking for the perfect weeknight dinner? This Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice is your best option! Easy & quick and requires simple ingredients you likely have on hand. Whip up this easy dinner using chicken tenders, white rice, and white wine.
For a filling dinner, serve this Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice with a healthy addition of delightful avocado salad (my personal fave!) or your favorite salad on the side.
Chicken and Garlic Parmesan Rice
This recipe is one of my all-time favorites! And I love making this from scratch.
If you are stretching your budget, this chicken and rice is a terrific option! This dish is also amazing as a meal prep. Simply divide the whole meal into equal portions and keep each in zip lock bags, then freeze or store in the fridge. This also is a great recipe to plan your healthy meals!
What You Need To Make Chicken and Garlic Parmesan Rice:
- Chicken tenders
- Salt and pepper
- Garlic powder
- Olive oil
- Red pepper flakes
- Dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio)
- White rice
- Chicken broth
- Parmesan cheese – use either grated or shredded
Steps To Make Chicken and Garlic Parmesan Rice
Step 1: On medium-high heat, cook the chicken (seasoned with salt and pepper) for 5 minutes per side until browned. Set aside.
Step 2: To make the saucy rice, throw in the garlic, wine, chicken broth, and rice in the pan.
Step 3: Let the rice cook in the amazing sauce!
Step 4: Once the rice is ready, add the chicken followed by the Parmesan.
Step 5: Cover and allow the cheese to melt.
Step 6: When ready to serve, drizzle the rice and chicken with the pan sauces.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I choose my rice?
In this recipe, I used Jasmine rice. But you are welcome to swap it with basmati rice. Although, I prefer Jasmine rice because it is softer, plumper, and slightly moist.
What type of wine is best?
DO NOT use cooking wine because it is packed with sodium and will make your food way too salty! And I do not suggest using the wine that you usually drink.
I enjoy using Pinot Grigio as it is a delightfully crisp, lemony-lime, dry white wine. You can opt to use cheaper wine.
What if I do not want to use wine?
These are amazing substitutes for wine:
- Chicken or vegetable stock
- White Wine Vinegar
- Or combine 1 tbsp of lemon juice per cup of stock for extra flavor!
Delicious Chicken and Garlic Parmesan Rice Recipe
This dish is bursting with mouthwatering flavor! Succulent chicken and tender rice with flavors of garlic and wine.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: American
2 tbsp olive oil
½ c. butter, (1 stick)
1 pound chicken tenders
½ tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt, divided
3 c. chicken broth
½ c. dry white wine, (such as Pinot Grigio)
1 ½ c. white rice, (uncooked)
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
½ c. Parmesan cheese, (grated or shredded)
Salt and pepper
In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium heat. Cook the chicken tenders (seasoned with salt and pepper) until browned and completely cooked. Set the chicken tenders aside.
In the same pan, add the butter. Saute the garlic with pepper flakes and half tsp salt on medium heat until aromatic.
Adjust the heat to medium-high, then pour in the white wine. Stir and continue to cook for 5 minutes more. Set aside and save 3 tbsp of the pan sauce.
Into the skillet, add the uncooked rice. Next, the rest of the butter sauce. Stir well, then pour in the chicken broth and add the rest of the half tsp salt. Bring everything to a low boil. Once boiling, adjust the heat to medium-low. Put the lid on and simmer for another 20 minutes until the rice is tender, stirring a few times as it cooks.
Over the rice, sprinkle the Parmesan, then arrange the chicken on top. Replace the lid and take the pan off the heat. Let this stand for 5 minutes.
Before serving, drizzle the reserved pan sauce over the chicken tenders. You can garnish with parsley if desired.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 549
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 2377.9 mg
- Fat: 34.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 23.5 g
- Protein: 29.3 g
- Cholesterol: 126.8 mg
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