Chicken Surprise

Chicken Surprise


"A one pot rice dish with chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms and seasoning of your choice. This is called Chicken Surprise because the first time we made it, we were surprised by the great taste!"

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 272 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 702 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook chicken in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink and juices run clear, about 15 minutes.
  2. Bring water, bouillon, and poultry seasoning to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in rice, cover pan, and remove from heat. Let rice stand until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  3. Combine the cooked chicken, tomatoes, and mushrooms in saucepan with the cooked rice, and stir over medium-low heat until heated through. Serve hot.
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  1. 26 Ratings


This recipe is wonderful and so quick and easy to make. I did make some changes however. Instead of using the bouillon cubes I substituted 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth for 1 cup of the water used to cook the rice. I also added some black pepper, Italian seasoning and rosemary to the chicken while cooking. I also added 1 can of drained string beans for more vegetables. The taste was wonderful. Added bonus is the one dish meal makes for easier clean up! This will become a staple meal in our home!


This was soooo good and definately a repeat meal. I changed it up just a little bit. I added some garlic salt, paprika, cajun and parsley to the chicken for taste. I then sauteed the mushrooms with the chicken. When I cooked the rice, I used 1 can of chicken broth instead of the cubes and an additional 2 cans of water. I also added some cooked broccoli to the mixture - but it didn't seem to make very much of a difference. I think it would have been great without. The only other thing I would change next time would be to make it a little bit spicier - maybe some currie or more cajun.

Shera Jemmett

It is good, though I followed the other reviewers and added a few more spices. Note that the recipe calls for INSTANT rice. There are other reviews telling you to add water. Only do that if you are NOT using instant rice. Instant needs a 1:1 ratio of water:rice whereas regular rice needs a 2:1 ratio.