This Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice is a delightful and flavorful dish that combines tender chicken tenders with savory garlic, Parmesan cheese, and perfectly cooked white rice. The dish is infused with a delightful blend of spices and flavors, making it a comforting and satisfying meal for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This recipe offers a harmonious blend of garlic, Parmesan, and tender chicken, creating a rich and satisfying dish that is both comforting and flavorful. The combination of ingredients and cooking techniques results in a delicious meal that is sure to impress your family and friends.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Kcal: 450 per serving
  • Servings: 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ c. butter (1 stick)
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ c. white rice (uncooked)
  • ½ c. dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio)
  • ½ c. Parmesan cheese (grated or shredded)
  • 3 c. chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper


Step 1: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place the chicken into the skillet and sear until browned and completely cooked. Set aside when done.

Step 2: In the same skillet, add the butter, garlic, pepper flakes, and ½ tsp of salt. Sauté over medium heat for a few minutes. Adjust the heat to medium-high, then pour in the white wine. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reserve 3 tbsp of the pan sauce for later.

Step 3: In the remaining butter sauce in the skillet, add the uncooked rice. Stir well. Pour in the chicken broth and season with the rest of the half tsp salt. Bring everything to a low boil. Once boiling, adjust the heat to medium-low. Put the lid on and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the rice is tender, stirring often.

Step 4: Sprinkle the Parmesan on top and arrange the chicken tenders. Replace the lid and take the skillet off the heat. Allow the dish to stand for about 5 minutes.

Step 5: Before serving, drizzle the reserved pan sauce on top of the chicken. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!


This dish can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Recipe Tips:

For a richer flavor, consider using freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Additionally, you can add a touch of fresh lemon juice for a hint of brightness to the dish.

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