Easy Chicken & Rice Pilaf


Posted: April 1

Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Easy Chicken & Rice Pilaf is a simple and versatile dish for any night of the week! This recipe is packed with chicken and vegetables, then topped with parsley and cheese. Easy Chicken & Rice Pilaf is refreshing and comforting at the same time, and it is perfect for an easy dinner!


Ingredients

• 2 tablespoons butter • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 teaspoons salt • 2 teaspoons pepper • 2 medium carrots, chopped • 2 stalks celery, chopped • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced • 2 cups rice long grain • 5 cups chicken broth • 2 bay leaves • 1 cup half and half • 1/2 cup frozen peas • 2 tablespoons parsley fresh, chopped • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

Step 1

Combine the butter and olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Add the celery and carrots. Cook until softened.

Step 4

Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Once the chicken is cooked through, add the rice and chicken broth.

Step 6

Pour in the half and half.

Step 7

Place the bay leaves in the pot.

Step 8

Stir to combine while bringing to a boil.

Step 9

Once the pot begins to boil, reduce to a simmer and cover to cook for about 20 minutes. This will allow the rice to cook.

Step 10

Before serving, stir in the frozen peas. Cook for about 2 minutes.

Step 11

Serve warm in bowls, and garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.


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