Easy Chicken & Rice Pilaf is a simple and versatile dish for any night of the week! This recipe is packed with chicken and vegetables, then topped with parsley and cheese. Easy Chicken & Rice Pilaf is refreshing and comforting at the same time, and it is perfect for an easy dinner!
Ingredients• 2 tablespoons butter • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 teaspoons salt • 2 teaspoons pepper • 2 medium carrots, chopped • 2 stalks celery, chopped • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced • 2 cups rice long grain • 5 cups chicken broth • 2 bay leaves • 1 cup half and half • 1/2 cup frozen peas • 2 tablespoons parsley fresh, chopped • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
Combine the butter and olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat.
Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally.
Add the celery and carrots. Cook until softened.
Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper.
Once the chicken is cooked through, add the rice and chicken broth.
Pour in the half and half.
Place the bay leaves in the pot.
Stir to combine while bringing to a boil.
Once the pot begins to boil, reduce to a simmer and cover to cook for about 20 minutes. This will allow the rice to cook.
Before serving, stir in the frozen peas. Cook for about 2 minutes.
Serve warm in bowls, and garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.