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Almond Chicken and Rice

Almond Chicken and Rice recipe
photo by:kraft
Sliced almonds lend an elegant touch to this fast and easy weeknight chicken and rice skillet dish.
time
prep:
5 min
total:
30 min
servings
total:
4 servings
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What You Need

4
small  boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.)
1/4
cup  KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing, divided
1-1/4
cups  fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2
tsp.  garlic powder
2
cups  broccoli florets
1
cup  instant white rice, uncooked
1/4
cup  PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, toasted, divided

Make It

COOK chicken in 2 Tbsp. dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 4 min. on each side or until evenly browned.

STIR in broth, garlic powder and remaining dressing; bring to boil. Cover; simmer 5 min or until chicken is done (165ºF). Remove chicken; cover to keep warm.

ADD broccoli to skillet; cook, uncovered, 3 min. Stir in rice and 3 Tbsp. nuts. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 7 min. Serve chicken over rice; top with remaining nuts.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Cook Once, Eat Twice
Cook 4 additional small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.) in additional 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing on medium heat 5 min. on each side or until chicken is done (165ºF). Refrigerate for later use in making Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie.
Substitute
Substitute 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs for the chicken breasts. Cook on medium-high heat 4 min. on each side or until evenly browned. Continue as directed.
How to Toast Nuts in Skillet
When a skillet dish calls for toasted nuts, there's no need to heat up the oven. Before beginning the recipe, simply toast the nuts for a few minutes in the ungreased skillet on medium heat, stirring frequently just until nuts are lightly browned. Remove nuts from skillet and continue recipe as directed.
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