Creamy Chicken & Peppers With Rice

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Put a little flavor-twist on a classic comfort food. Chicken & Peppers with Rice is sure to please the whole family.

Everyone needs some Chicken and Rice once in a while.
It’s not only easy and quick, but it’s also comfort-in-a-dish AND, it’s kid-friendly.

But I got a little bored with the standard chicken and rice a few months ago. So I added some green pepper and onion. I was surprised how much it changed the flavor without losing that classic chicken & rice taste and feel. Still comfort in a dish, but with a twist.

Put a little flavor-twist on a classic comfort food. Chicken & Peppers with Rice is sure to please the whole family.  Before we move on to the recipe, I feel like I have to address the “elephant in the room”.

The Cream of Chicken soup. 

I know. Everyone knows. It’s not the healthiest ingredient on the planet.

Here’s the thing:

Here at Eat Better Spend Less, we’re not going for perfect. We’re going for better. So, if this dish is healthier, tastier, and more affordable than your local drive-thru, then it’s a win. My mission is to help families eat at home more often, and in so doing, to spend more time together, save money,and yes, eat much healthier than if they were eating out.

So, for now, I’m going to use some “cream of” soup once in a while. And I give you permission to do the same. Just don’t mention it to the food police. :)
And, if you add a salad, all food sins will be forgiven. Or if you eat this dish at church.

Creamy Chicken & Peppers With Rice
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 LB boneless chicken, cut into chunks
  • ½ green pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
Instructions
  1. Bring 2 cups water and 1 tsp salt to a boil.
  2. Cut chicken into 1-2 inch chunks.
  3. Dice green pepper and onion.
  4. In a large skillet, lightly coated with olive oil, brown the chicken.
  5. Add 1 cup rice to boiling water, stir once and cover.
  6. turn heat off and allow to cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Add the veggies and allow to cook until tender.
  8. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  9. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and return to the pan.
  10. Add soup and cooked rice, stir to combine.
  11. Serve with a salad or veggie of your choice.



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Comments

  1. says

    No food police here!! If a can of cream soup is the difference between me cooking, buying frozen dinners, or going out to eat, then I buy a can! I will add to your recipe (because I can never leave a recipe alone!) that a light sprinkling of paprika over the top adds another layer of flavor and visual interest. :)

    • says

      Aw, thanks for not calling the food police on me! I think there are a lot of us who aren’t quite ready for the strictness of a whole-foods only diet, but still want to do better than eating out or packaged foods. Hopefully this site will help meet those needs.
      I’ll try the paprika, never thought of that for this dish!

  2. says

    Thank you for stopping in and linking up with us this week on #TheWeekendSocial. We love your ideas and hope to see you again this weekend on KitchenDreaming.com. We have pinned, stumbled & added your link into yummly.

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