This Lemon Chicken Rice Skillet is a super quick and easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!
I’m all about those easy dinners, and since it’s officially Spring weather, I’m loving all things lemon! Who am I kidding, I love lemon all times of the year. I especially love it when an easy, one skillet dinner comes together this quickly!
I started out with 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, but you can also use chicken thighs for that tender dark meat.
I used butter to sear the chicken, which I think gave it a nice and nutty flavor when the butter started to brown. The smell was just heavenly!
Once the chicken is cooked all you have to do is remove it from the skillet, add the rice, chicken broth and a little bit of lemon juice. Stir it around and be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to get those browned bits. That’s where all the lovely flavor is!
Then just place the chicken back on top of the rice, cover and let it cook until the rice is nice and fluffy.
My kids absolutely LOVED this dish. My husband couldn’t get over how flavorful the rice was, and I am always happy when dinner only takes one pan getting dirty!
If you’re looking for more easy chicken skillet dinner ideas, try these ones:
- Asparagus Stuffed Chicken – quickly a fan favorite
- BBQ Chicken Pasta Skillet – all the flavors of BBQ without the grill
- One Skillet Greek Chicken – this one uses a fun pasta
- Chicken and Stuffing Skillet – the combination of flavors in this one is unreal
- Mexican Chicken Taco Skillet – turn taco Tuesday into something new and fun
With the weather warming up, it’s always nice to have a handful of easy dinner ideas that don’t require too much effort. I’m sure you’re going to love this Lemon Chicken Rice Skillet as much as we did.
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