Chicken & Rice with Mushrooms

Feeding the whole family is no small feat, especially when you take cost into account. Try the recipe below for a delicious and economical dinner solution! Check your pantry for the necessary ingredients before going shopping.

Chicken & Rice with Mushrooms

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Dried porcini mushrooms
Olive oil
Skinless, boneless chicken thighs
Sweet paprika
Black pepper
Cremini mushrooms
Brown basmati rice
Frozen green peas
Fresh thyme


  • Combine 2 cups boiling water and porcini mushrooms. Let stand for 20 minutes.Drain through a sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid.
  • Finely chop mushrooms.
  • Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil to pan and swirl to coat.
  • Sprinkle chicken evenly with paprika, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper.
  • Add chicken mixture to pan and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until chicken is browned. Remove from pan.
  • Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tsp olive oil to pan and swirl to coat.
  • Add onion and cremini mushrooms, sprinkle with remaining ¼ tsp salt and remaining ¼ tsp pepper.
  • Sauté 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in reserved porcini liquid, chopped porcini and rice. Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 35 minutes.
  • Stir in the reserved chicken, peas and thyme.
  • Cover and cook 10 minutes or until rice is tender and chicken is done.