On weekday nights when things get hectic, chicken divan is one of my go-to recipes. It is quick, easy and the little guy likes it, because it is has rice. I like sneaking the orange puree into this one for my son. I also like using the broccoli/cauliflower mix for the same reason…maybe he will “accidentally” eat some cauliflower thinking is chicken (though usually it ends up just being wishful thinking!
This meal is done in about 30 minutes, only dirties one pan, and has a meat, a grain, and a vegetable. Done!
Easy Chicken Divan
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 box Rice-a-Roni Creamy 4 Cheese Rice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 ¼ cups water
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups frozen broccoli/cauliflower mix
1/3 cup orange puree (optional)
In a large, non-stick skillet, cook chicken breasts about 2 minutes per side until lightly browned. (This may take longer if you are like me and forget to thaw your chicken first). Remove from skillet, set aside.
In the same skillet, add olive oil and rice mix, cook according to package instructions. Add water and special seasonings, mix together. Add garlic and chicken. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
Add broccoli/cauliflower mix and orange puree. Return to boiling (add a little more water if needed). Cover and continue cooking until rice is tender and vegetables and chicken are cooked through.