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Creamy Basil-Rosemary Chicken and Rice

  • 25 m
  • 55 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“The secret ingredient is the onion...it provides a rich flavor and makes the texture creamier as the onions soften.”

Ingredients

    • 1 teaspoon canola oil
    • 1½ cups chopped onions (3 medium)
    • 1 cup thinly sliced celery (2 stalks)
    • 1 (14.5 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 cup instant brown rice
    • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
    • 4 ounces light semi-soft cheese with garlic and fine herbs
    • ¼ cup water
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • ¼ cup snipped fresh basil
    • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary
    • ⅛ teaspoon salt
    • Snipped fresh basil (optional)
    • Snipped fresh rosemary (optional)

Directions

  • 1 In a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onions; cook about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in celery; cook about 4 minutes more or until celery is tender. Stir in broth and rice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 2 Stir in chicken, cheese, the water, and garlic; heat through, stirring occasionally. Stir in the ¼ cup basil, the 1 tablespoon rosemary, and the salt. If desired, sprinkle with additional basil and/or rosemary.
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