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Quick Basil Chicken & Tomato Rice in 20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, cut into strips
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup sliced red pepper (1/4-inch x 1 1/2 inch)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup UNCLE BEN’S® Flavor Infusions Chicken & Herb Rice
  • ½ cup chiffonade fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken strips and cook until they are just done (4 to 6 minutes).
  3. Add onion, red pepper slices, and fresh garlic.
  4. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are barely tender (4 to 5 minutes).
  5. Add water, tomatoes, and rice.
  6. Cover the pan and continue cooking until the mixture just comes to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the rice is tender or the liquid is absorbed (about 10 minutes).
  8. Remove cover; stir in basil leaves and Parmesan cheese. Refrigerate leftovers.

Cooking Time

Prep Time:10 mins

Cook Time:21 mins

Total Time:31 mins


Yield:4 servings

Nutrition Facts

  • 404 Calories
  • 12g Fat
  • 43g Carbs
  • 31g Protein