Chicken and Rice with Spring Vegetables
We freshen up this often-stodgy dish by adding peas, asparagus, basil, and the earthy flavor of toasted orzo.
Why This Recipe Works
Our Chicken and Rice with Spring Vegetables recipe is a one-pot dish that should be a part of every cook’s weeknight repertoire. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked up moist and juicy, and proved to be less greasy than their skin-on, bone-in counterparts—as long as we removed them from the pot when the rice was halfway done cooking. Adding orzo to our Chicken and Rice with Spring Vegetables recipe improved taste and texture. It cooked at exactly the same rate as the rice and, when dry-toasted first to a deep caramel color, gave the dish a welcome earthy taste.