The chicken and rice skillet you cook on weeknights gets upgraded with cranberries and pecans to deliver a weekend dish that wows.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 pkg. (6 oz.) long-grain & wild rice side dish
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. each dried thyme leaves and black pepper
6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 lb.)
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup coarsely chopped PLANTERS Pecans, toasted
6 green onions, sliced, divided
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
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Let's Make It
Cook rice mix as directed on package. Meanwhile, mix flour, thyme and pepper; use to coat chicken. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (165ºF).
Stir cranberries, nuts and 1/3 cup onions into cooked rice; spoon onto platter. Remove chicken from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet. Place chicken over rice mixture; cover to keep warm.
Add broth to skillet; stir to scrape up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Add cream cheese; cook on medium heat 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is melted and sauce is thickened, stirring constantly with whisk. Spoon half the sauce over chicken; sprinkle with remaining onions. Serve remaining sauce on the side.
Serve with your favorite steamed vegetable to round out the meal.
Substitute PLANTERS Walnut Pieces for the pecan pieces.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.