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Monday, April 16, 2012

Lemon Pepper Chicken & Rice

Sometimes, I just get in the mood to throw whatever I have on hand together and try to make something great out of it. Sometimes it works...sometimes, we try our best to block the carnage out of our memories, and we run out of the door to grab something edible at a restaurant!  Thankfully, tonight, my "throw whatever together" worked! Not only did it work, it worked so well that I am now about to make another dish exactly like the first since the first was not enough for everyone! (Yes, bowl licking good!) So...prepare to be amazed! :)

Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice
Serves 4

1 cup brown or white rice prepared in chicken broth
12 chicken tenderloins or 3 chicken breast
1/2 stick of butter
2 celery stalks chopped
3 carrots chopped
1/2 onion diced
3 Garlic cloves diced or minced
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
Pepper to taste (Fresh ground if possible since it is one of the stars of the show)
Salt to taste

Prepare your rice as directed (if you use the real thing like we do, it's the first step!)
Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat
Add chicken and brown on each side
Add Celery, Carrots, Onion, and Garlic, Salt and Pepper
Saute with your chicken for about 5 minutes
Add Chicken Broth and let simmer for 10 minutes or until veggies are tender
Squeeze Juice from 1/2 Lemon on top stir.

Serve over rice.