Lemon Basil Chicken with Steamed Vegetables and Brown Rice
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy
When you need a quick and healthy dinner, this one can’t be beat. Made without salt or oil, the true flavors and colors of the food shine through. You’ll be amazed how the lemon and basil perfectly season the chicken without any need for added salt.
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 2 cups instant brown rice
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 lemon, cut into 8 rounds
- 1 bunch fresh basil
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 cup baby carrots, sliced in half lengthwise
Place Classic Frying Pan on burner, cover with Spherical Lid, and heat for 5-7 minutes over medium – high heat. Put 1 3/4 cups water in Medium Pot and bring to a boil. Once water boils, add rice and cover with medium lid. Turn off heat.
Perform water test on Classic Frying Pan by sprinkling a few drops of water in the pan. If the water dances along the surface of the pan, it’s hot enough for fat – free frying. When the pan is ready, place the chicken breasts in the pan. Let the chicken sear for 1-2 minutes. While waiting for the sear, place 1 cup of water in the Large Pot and set it over medium – low heat. Place broccoli and carrots in Colander / Steaming Pot, and place over Large Pot. Cover with large bowl and place Medium Pot with rice on top.
Once chicken lifts easily from the pan without sticking, flip chicken breasts over. Add tomatoes to the pan. Place 2 lemon rounds on each chicken breast, top with basil leaves, and cover Frying Pan with Spherical Lid. Turn off heat and allow all food to cook for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, remove Medium Pot from tower and ensure that all water has been absorbed. (If not, cover and place back over medium heat for a few minutes).
Remove Large Bowl with Suction Knob.
Remove broccoli and carrots from Colander / Steaming Pot and place on serving plate.
Uncover chicken breasts, remove lemon slices and basil and move to cutting board. Slice chicken and place on serving plate with cherry tomatoes and juice poured over top.
Serve chicken, rice and vegetables.