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Fast Lemon Chicken and Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 servings

"With our busy ranch life, we often need to put meals on the table in a hurry," writes Kat Thompson of Prineville, Oregon. "This lemon-flavored chicken dish always fits the bill."


  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 3/4 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas


  1. In a skillet, cook the first four ingredients in butter. Combine cornstarch, broth, lemon juice and salt if desired until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in rice and peas. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 361 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 797mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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