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20-Minute Chicken and Rice

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings

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I feel like we might really be done with the snow.

*knock on wood*

I am totally happy about that, but there are some unique challenges that come with the snow being gone.

20-Minute Chicken and Rice: a super quick, easy to customize meal that's perfect for any night of the week!

I feel like maybe I should take a picture of the sand pit that is my yard right now just to give you a visual. But it’s not that pretty.

When the weather starts gets warmer, everybody gets happier. It puts a spring in your step (pun intended).

But then all of a sudden the snow was gone, and I realized that our yard looked a lot better covered in snow.

20-Minute Chicken and Rice: a super quick, easy to customize meal that's perfect for any night of the week!

 

We’ve been in our new house now for about a year and four months, but our yard is still covered in garbage and building materials and piles (large piles) of sand and not a lot of grass. It’s a little daunting.

As much as I dread the amount of work that is yet to come, I’m excited to get our yard looking a little… greener. And cleaner.

I even bought some – gasp – Rubber Boots.

I’m going to be perfectly honest and say this is the first time I’ve bought rubber boots for myself. Ever.

I mean you buy them for the kids, because, kids.

And when you were a kid, your parents bought them for you.

But I’m not one that really enjoys mucking around outside, or being dirty, and so I guess I just never needed them.

20-Minute Chicken and Rice: a super quick, easy to customize meal that's perfect for any night of the week!

But this Spring? I think they’ll be put to good use.

I’m just lucky that I’ve been able to test out some easy recipes from Campbell’s that I can keep in my back pocket for those long Spring days working outside. This hearty chicken and rice dinner comes together super quickly in just one skillet, and you can mix and match the flavours to easily suit your family.

You could use cream of mushroom or broccoli soup instead of the chicken. You can add any veggies you like. You could even add cheese, because, cheese.

Also — how cute are these vintage Campbell’s bowls? They were my Grandma’s, and I knew I had to use them at least once in some photos!

I actually used some cooked chicken that we had left over in the fridge, but I will include the directions for raw chicken. This would be a great way to use up leftover chicken or ham from Easter or other holidays!

*Disclosure: I am part of the Campbell Company of Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

20-Minute Chicken and Rice

This 20 minute chicken and rice is an easy weeknight meal!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 387kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup red pepper diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups dry instant rice
  • Green onion for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-heat heat. Cook chicken, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a plate and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Add soup, water, paprika and chili powder to skillet. Cook, stirring often, until boiling. Stir in chicken, rice and vegetables. Simmer, covered, over medium-low heat, for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 1105mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1990IU | Vitamin C: 51.9mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 3.1mg

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20-Minute Chicken and Rice
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 can CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Low Fat Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1½ cups dry instant rice
  • Green onion for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-heat heat. Cook chicken, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a plate and reduce the heat to medium.
  2. Add soup, water, paprika and chili powder to skillet. Cook, stirring often, until boiling. Stir in chicken, rice and vegetables. Simmer, covered, over medium-low heat, for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.

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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Lisa says

    This really easy & incredibly tasty! Just made it for the second time with different spices. I flavored it with ginger and cumin so now I have 2 delicious recipes. Thank you for posting it.

  2. Kristen says

    I saw this post via buzzfeed, and while I’m sure the rice is delicious its the bowls that caught my eye! I grew up with these bowls and in fact still use them when I’m at my parent’s house! They’re so nostalgic to me! I’m so happy to see you cherishing such a vintage item!
    Cheers!

  3. Justine | Cooking and Beer says

    OMG … your life sounds like my life. We have literally been in our house for a year and we JUST put our grass in this week. Our backyard was a dirt pit and it was just AWFUL. I feel your pain girlfriend, but I love this recipe and that is definitely a reason to be happy!

    • Ashley says

      Haha, thanks Cyndi! It snowed again today… but I think it’s supposed to get warm again and hopefully stay warm!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Kathy! I wish mine were a cool expensive pair, but they’re just cheap and ugly and practical. Lol

  4. [email protected] Whole and Heavenly Oven says

    Oh, I SO get the feeling of partly wanting the snow back just to cover up the ugly yard! My yard is exactly the same way only maybe even moreso because half of our yard is dirt where we plant our summer garden! Gahhh…
    Anywhoooo, this chicken and rice?! My Tuesday-night dinner NEEDS this one-pot glory! Love how quickly you can throw it together!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Sarah! I wish my yard was half dirt because of a garden plot. Lol. Right now we wouldn’t be able to grow anything! We’ll have to bring in MORE dirt to be able to do that. Lol

  5. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says

    Ashley – This looks so simple and hearty! I’m sure that you’ll be able to clean up your yard in no time. I live on three acres of land, so my least favorite part of spring is picking up all of the sticks and branches that fell over the winter. The best part definitely will be starting up my vegetable garden. 🙂

  6. Shinee says

    Just as I thought, spring is here, we woke up to an inch or two of snow this morning! And I totally agree, my lawn looks better with snow too. Haha

  7. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    Yay for no more snow! I wish we got some sort of winter here in California. We hardly even got rain.
    Loving this quick and easy dinner! I am always in need of more of those!

  8. Danielle says

    I hope the snow is gone for you too, I can’t imagine having snow this time of year. I love this chicken and rice dish, it looks so perfect to make during the week. I’m all about easy dinners by the time I get off of work. Pinned!

  9. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says

    That looks like a great quick and easy meal! Our snow is finally leaving too, but considering the amount that fell over the weekend (we had a snowball fight on Easter!), I’m not holding out too much hope yet that spring is actually here! Hope so, but we’ll see! Love the bowls!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Stacey! We’re looking pretty brown right now, but there is snow in the forecast for tomorrow! Luckily after that we’re supposed to be up in the double digits!

  10. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says

    Love that the weather is getting warmer but I’m not looking forward to all the yard work we have that’s about to come either. This looks like the perfect meal to come inside to after a day outside. It looks incredible and I love that it only takes 20 minutes to come together!

  11. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says

    I’ve always wanted a pair of rubber rain boots. Hunter green colored ones! But it’s been such a dry winter, I would have barely gotten any use out of them. But it did rain a little yesterday! We need the rain so bad here in California. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! Yum!

    • Ashley says

      Haha, I wish I had cool rubber boots! I seriously just went to Target (who is closing out in Canada now! Boo :() and got some that were on sale, that fit, and they happen to be leopard print. Lol. But I figured I probably wasn’t going to be wearing them around town much. Thanks Natalie!

  12. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says

    oh my gawd, I know exactly what you mean about the yard!!!! and I’m getting DAILY phone calls from yard services out here. . but my husband likes to do all of that himself. . I think he likes to see the fruits of his labor and the GREEN and life come back to our grass. 😛 love this 20 min chicken and rice. . just the thing you need after a long day of yard work. . I’ll have to make this for my hubby! 😛

    • Ashley says

      Haha, maybe I should just offer to make the hubs a nice hot meal after he’s done with all the yard work instead of helping! Lol. Thanks Alice!

  13. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I really hope we’re done with snow too, Ashley! We’ve had some warmer weather by me lately, so I’m hoping it sticks. And I’m all about 20 minute meals and this one looks fantastic! Love the simplicity of it!

  14. Shashi at RunninSrilankan says

    Yay for your first pair of rubber boots! I don’t own a pair -yet – and I love mucking around in the dirt – weird huh?!

    I do love a bowl of chicken and rice – but don’t make it often as it’s time consuming – but dang – chicken and rice in 20 minutes?! Now that I could do – thanks for the recipe, Ashley!

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