Homestyle Lemon Chicken and Rice

Homestyle Lemon Chicken and Rice


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This simple homestyle lemon chicken and rice recipe is sure to become an instant favorite in your kitchen. This dish creates a filling and satisfying meal that even the pickiest of eaters are sure to absolutely enjoy. Give this recipe a try tonight!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 10 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut big strips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large red pepper, chopped
  • 2 T. butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 C. frozen corn
  • slices of fresh lemon, optional

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Melt the butter in a large skilled over medium heat. Once melted, add the chicken strips, chopped red pepper, and chopped onion. Cook for 7 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add the garlic cook for one more minute. In a mixing bowl, combine the lemon juice, cornstarch, and chicken broth. Slowly add the liquid mixture into the skillet and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally for 2 minutes, or until the sauce begins to thicken. Stir in instant rice and frozen corn. Remove from heat and cover the skillet. Let the mixture stand for 5-10 minutes while covered or until rice absorbs the liquid before serving. Garnish with freshly sliced lemon if desired.

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