This one-pan creamy chicken and rice really is the whole package. You've got your protein, starch, vegetables, and sauce all in one convenient dish. And cleanup is a breeze, since you only have the one pan to worry about. I mean, what's not to love?
This recipe, like other one-pan recipes, requires a little smart maneuvering in order to ensure everything is cooked properly. The author breaks it down into 15 minutes of prep time, and 40 minutes of cook time, so you're looking at just under an hour until this dish hits the table.
The real stars here — the ones that take it from a classic, albeit slightly boring, recipe — are the finishing touches. After you've cooked the rice and chicken with onion, carrot, celery, garlic, thyme, and chicken broth, you stir in some heavy cream, petite peas, Parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley.
The peas and parsley bring a bright pop of flavor, while the cream and Parmesan give the dish a luxurious quality. Whether you make this for your family on a weeknight or serve it to friends at a casual dinner party, this one-pan wonder is sure to be a hit.
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