Easy Oven Baked Chicken and Lemon Rice Pilaf! A healthy chicken and Rice dish that comes together in a flash!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In large skillet, melt butter and add olive oil.
Saute, carrots, onion, celery, garlic and uncooked rice until vegetables are soft and rice is slightly brown. About 8-10 minutes.
Add salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon italian seasoning, lemon zest and lemon juice.
Pour rice mixture into 9 x 13 baking dish.
Heat chicken stock for two minutes in microwave and pour over rice mixture.
Nestle chicken breasts on top of rice. Season with salt, pepper and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon italian herbs
Top with sliced lemons.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no liquid remains in the pan
Substitute oregano, thyme or a combination of both for Italian herb blend.
Add uncooked broccoli, peas or asparagus to rice mixture before topping with chicken to veggie this up even more!