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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