5. American-Style Chicken and Rice

This dish is fabulous in its simplicity and is sure to please even the fussiest eater.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 cans or jars of pre-made chicken gravy (or 4 cups homemade chicken gravy)
1 box frozen peas
2 to 3 bags boil-in-bag white rice
salt & pepper

Make Ahead Preparation:

In a large pot of boiling water, add the chicken breasts with some salt and pepper and boil for 10 minutes or until cooked through.

In a small strainer, run cold water over the peas until they are almost defrosted. Drain off excess water. When chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into bite-sized chunks.

In medium saucepan over medium heat, add chicken gravy, peas, chicken and salt & pepper to taste and cook, stirring frequently, until heated through.

At this stage, you can cool the chicken/gravy mixture and refrigerate for several days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Last Minute Assembly:

In large pot, add bagged rice and cook according to package directions. Drain and empty rice into serving dish. Heat chicken and gravy mixture in the microwave or stovetop until heated through. Top the rice with chicken gravy mixture and serve with some biscuits and a side salad.

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