Easy 30 Minute Weeknight Chicken

Easy Weeknight Chicken and Rice

From beginning to end, this took 30 minutes to make and is full of good-for-you ingredients like asparagus, chicken, tomatoes and beans, served over a bed of brown rice and garnished with parmesan cheese.  This easy weeknight chicken will be sure to satisfy and is perfect for lunch the next day too!

Lately I've been on a mission to eat only the best of the best foods since a beach in Florida is calling me in two weeks (yikes!).  Nourishing foods like oatmeal, yogurt, berries, nuts, fresh fruits and veggies along with lean proteins and whole grains are essential to a healthy diet.

Easy Weeknight Chicken

It almost reminds me of a thick stew because of the tomatoes, and really it could become a stew if you shred the chicken and add another can of tomatoes (oh idea!).  And the parmesan cheese gives it a great kick of flavor too!

Easy Weeknight Chicken
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Serves: 2
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • asparagus spears, ends trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can white beans (cannelini or other), washed and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • olive oil
  • garlic salt
  • ground black pepper
  • brown rice
  1. In a large skillet, heat about 1-2 TBS olive oil and add chicken. Season with garlic salt and pepper and let the chicken brown on all sides, about 5-8 minutes depending on the size of the chunks.
  2. Add all other ingredients (except brown rice - cook seperately), mix together, cover and steam for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately over brown rice and grated parmesan cheese



Lauren Collins

I'm a health coach and plant-based recipe creator from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In a few short words, I love to cook, eat, travel, play around with food photography and most of all, I love to help people live healthier and happier lives. A lot of the recipes you see here are adapted from my Mom, or from just throwing a few ingredients together until something magical happens.

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The Weary Chef - April 5, 2013

This looks fantastic! I love how colorful and simple it is. I will definitely give this a try very soon!

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