September 18, 2012

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Florentine


While the rice florentine portion of this 30 minute meal was delicious the chicken was the standout component. My 4 year old gobbled his piece up while picking around the spinach in his rice. Another delicious recipe from the Rice-A-Roni and Noodle-Roni: Recipes For Busy Cooks cookbook. 

Stars of the Show:
  • 1 package (6.9 oz) Rice-A-Roni Chicken Flavor
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained - I used fresh spinach.
And Action:

Prepare Rice-A-Roni as package directs.

While Rice-A-Roni is simmering, combine breadcrumbs and cheese. Beat together egg and milk in separate dish. Coat chicken in crumb mixture, dip into egg mixture, then coat agin with crumb mixture.

In second large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown and no longer pink inside.

Stir spinach into rice; heat through. Serve rice topped with chicken.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 560
Total Fat: 25g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Cholesterol:130mg
Sodium: 1075mg
Carbohydrates: 44g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 39g
Vitamin A: 118%
Vitamin C: 32%
Calcium: 22%
Iron: 38%

6 comments:

Lizzy Do said...

This looks like such a quick and yummy meal! I love the spinach added to the rice :)

Erin said...

You make the best meals! Your chicken and rice both sound amazing! I think my kids would gobble up the chicken first too! It looks awesome!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Love this easy to do meals. Looks delicious too.

Pretend Chef said...

Lizzy - The fresh spinach made the boxed mix taste like homemade.

Erin - Thank you for the compliment! My son gobbled up the chicken.

Quay Po - Perfect for a work night.

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

This sounds like something my husband would love!!

Pretend Chef said...

Becca - Make it for him! He would love it!

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