Italiano Chicken and Rice Recipe -
Italiano Chicken and Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Italiano Chicken and Rice

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"Tender rice simmered in Swanson® Chicken Stock, tomatoes and Italian herbs is enhanced with garlic-sauteed chicken and savory Parmesan cheese for an easy, stylish supper."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    40 mins


  1. Cook the chicken and garlic in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring often. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
  2. Add the stock, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and rice to the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cheese. Return the chicken to the skillet. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 20, 2009

Great recipe! Followed it as-is except for the tomatoes - I didn't see the point in opening a whole can of diced tomatoes for 1 Tablespoon so I just used a regular tomato and diced it. Easy, simple and delicious meal. Might try rubbing the chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper next time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 12, 2009

The recipe was very simple as I like it, but the rice was not tender at all. If I was to make this dish again, I would prepare the rice in a separate pot as opposed to making it in the skillet.

Jun 22, 2011

The original recipe was very good. The second time I made it I lightly seasoned the chicken w/ salt,pepper, & the Italian seasoning. Cut it into 1 in. chunks, covered it & cooked it on med. heat w/ the minced garlic & a dash of lemon juice for 10 min. before browning it. I then added a whole can of diced tomatoes plus 1/2 a med. onion rough cut, 2 cups chicken broth, 1 cup rice, & 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning. Brought it to a boil, then let it simmer for 20 min. Much better!

Nov 19, 2009

This was AMAZING. So easy to make. The only thing I will do differently next time is to cook the rice for a while ahead of time so its tender and add some more tomatoes. Will be making this again soon!

Feb 09, 2010

I used a full can of tomatoes, diluted cream of chicken soup instead of chicken broth, and after adding the cheese, I put a large handful of fresh spinach just before the chicken. All three of my men (ages 30, 5, and 1) LOVED it.

May 27, 2009

My boyfriend demanded to know why I hadn't cooked this for him before and where I'd learned to make it. Haha. This was really basic recipe that tasted delicious. I didn't have the Italian herbs so I used fresh basil and cracked pepper instead. I'll definitely be making this again - maybe even for the in-laws if they're lucky.

Jan 03, 2011

Very tasty, I added a whole can of tomatoes, but I had to cook it for a lot longer to make the rice fully cooked, I would double check the rice package and follow those directions till the rice is fully cooked, then add the chicken.

Nov 13, 2009

I added a bit of sour cream and white wine to give this dish more flavour. Quick and easy to make!


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  • Calories
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 355 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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