Lemon and Basil Brown Rice and Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 266.1
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.0 mg
  • Sodium: 521.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 20.9 g

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Tasty meal, easy to prepare. Tasty meal, easy to prepare.
Number of Servings: 10


    2 cups uncooked brown rice
    4 1/2 cups water
    28 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast
    15 leaves fresh basil (more or less to taste)
    4 Tbls. of olive oil
    1.5 Tbls. of vegetable oil
    2 tsp. salt (more or less to taste)
    1 tsp. pepper (more or less to taste)
    3 lemons


Place chicken breast in shallow bowl/pan.

Combine juice of 2 lemons, olive oil, 10 minced basil leaves, salt and pepper to taste. Rub mixture into the chicken and let stand for up to 1 hour. Bake at 375 until juices run clear. Shred the chicken and add to the rice.

For the rice:
Feel free to mix red rice with the brown. We always add a cup of red rice. It tastes delicious and adds a pretty color.

Heat vegetable oil in pan. Saute the rice for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add minced fresh basil to taste, the juice of 1 lemon, salt and pepper to taste. Stir in water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for approximately 35 minutes or until water is absorbed. Let stand for 5 minutes. Usually, while the rice is standing, I shred the chicken.

Mix the chicken into the rice and serve. I normally add the juices from the bottom of the chicken pan to the rice mixture.

Makes 10 1cup servings.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PEACH3ES.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night in a smaller version using both red and brown rice. Cooked the rice, etc. in broth left from cooking chicken. Husband and I both loved it! - 8/14/08

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  • My daughter is on a special diet and I was looking for recipes using ingredients she can have. I halved the recipe--used 2 1/2 tbsp bottled lemon juice and 1 tsp dried basil for marinade...for rice I used 1 cup rice, 2 1/4 c water, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp dried basil. - 3/13/17

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  • very tasty; will definitely make again. - 7/10/08

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  • Very nice and tangy will make again - 7/6/08

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  • This was a unique and hearty dish. Very tasty and very satisfying. - 7/6/08

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