Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

(12 Ratings)


  • 5 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, butter or spread with no trans fat
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • (6.9-ounce) package RICE-A-RONI ® Chicken Flavor
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Preparation Steps

  1. Sprinkle chicken with paprika and salt and pepper, if desired. In large skillet, heat margarine over high heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned.
  2. Remove from skillet and set aside, reserving drippings. Keep warm.
  3. In same skillet, saute rice-vermicelli in reserved drippings over medium heat until vermicelli is golden brown; add lemon juice with 2-1/4 cups hot water and contents of seasoning packet. Bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in red pepper and lemon peel. Top rice with chicken. Cover; continue to simmer 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, rice is tender and chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 320, Calories from Fat 63, Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 725mg, Total Carbohydrate 31g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 32g, Vitamin A IU, Vitamin C mg, Calcium mg, Iron mg, Vitamin E mg, Folic Acid mcg