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Easy Lemon Chicken and Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

I can throw this together quickly after work and still serve a satisfying dinner.


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 4 to 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 3/4 cup cubed cooked chicken breast


  1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, garlic powder and lemon zest. Stir in broth and lemon juice until smooth; set aside. In a 3-cup microwave-safe dish, cook pepper and zucchini in butter until crisp-tender. Stir in broth mixture and rice. Cover; microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stir in chicken. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes; fluff rice. Cook 30-45 seconds, until heated through.

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