Chicken and Brown Rice – A Quick Healthy Meal

In today’s busy world, it can be difficult to find time to make a good, healthy meal. Far too often, we have found it easier to resort to fast food for times sake and ease of cleanup. That’s a pretty unhealthy trade-off. Worse yet, it’s one you don’t need to make. And here’s why.

Par-boiled chicken and brown rice.

Boil up several pieces of chicken and a pot of brown rice. I usually try to do this over the weekend when I have more time since this is the only part that really requires any serious prep time. Then I bag up them both separately and stick them in the fridge. The chicken will keep for several days so you don’t need to worry about having chicken too many nights in a row.

There are so many ways you can now prepare a quick, healthy meal from the chicken and rice. This is the one I do most often.

When you get home from work, simply take out some chicken and cut it up into bite size pieces and toss it in a skillet. Then add brown rice. Usually, I figure a half chicken breast and one cup of rice per person, but you can pretty much use as much or as little as you like. Now add a vegetable. I generally go with corn, peas, or broccoli – or some combination of them. Next pour some soy sauce into the mix and add some black pepper to taste. Don’t overdo it on the soy sauce or it gets very salty. On occasion, I will add a small amount of chili powder to the mix as well. It only takes about 15-20 minutes from the time I pull things out of the fridge until I have a plate of delicious food sitting in front of me.


I’ll discuss some of the other ways you can use the par-boiled chicken and brown rice to make a quick healthy meal at another time. For now, you can always change up the vegetable and seasonings to make the dish fresh so you don’t get bored with it.


6 Responses to “Chicken and Brown Rice – A Quick Healthy Meal”

  1. Southwestern Tilapia and Brown Rice Recipe « Feed Your Fussy Eater Says:

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  2. Robyn Says:

    Healthy and Easy! My favorite! Thanks for linking up at Foodie Friends Friday party!


  3. Walking On Sunshine Says:

    Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  4. MissEricka Says:

    I think I could get Chef PickyKid to try this one! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

    • Bob R Says:

      If he likes this, stayed tuned for more ideas on quick ways to prepare meals with chicken and brown rice.

  5. Marlys @Thisand That Says:

    Love this type of meal.. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

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