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Smothered Chicken with Brown Rice

Smothered Chicken with Brown Rice recipe
photo by:kraft
You would never dream of adding something "smothered" to your healthy eating plan, right? With this chicken and rice with a Neufchatel cheese-based sauce, you finally can.
time
prep:
45 min
total:
45 min
servings
total:
4 servings
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What You Need

4
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
4
small  boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.)
4
large  carrots (1 lb.), thinly sliced
1
large  onion, chopped
1
cup  fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
2
oz.  (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
3
cups  hot cooked long-grain brown rice

Make It

COOK and stir bacon in large nonstick skillet on medium heat until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings from skillet.

ADD chicken to skillet; cook 5 to 6 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides and done (165ºF). Transfer chicken to plate; cover to keep warm. Add vegetables and 1/2 cup broth to skillet; cover and simmer 10 min. or until vegetables are tender.

STIR in remaining broth and Neufchatel; cook, uncovered, 2 min. or until Neufchatel is melted and sauce is thickened, stirring frequently. Return chicken to skillet; cook 2 min. or until heated through.

SPOON rice onto serving plate; top with chicken, sauce and bacon.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Special Extra
Season chicken with 1/2 tsp. black pepper before adding to skillet.
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