Chicken-N-Rice for One (E)

Many mamas work the Trim Healthy Mama plan on their own.  Some because they are single and some because their families aren’t joining in on the fun.  I truly find most THM meals are delish for anyone…on or off plan.  It’s just good eatin’ if you ask me.  No matter your circumstances, I love having single serving meal ideas to share.  For me, this is an easy lunch or quick supper. I don’t find E meals daunting, but easy!  Many mamas struggle with them at first, but erase that thought from your mind and see how easy it can be.

chickennriceOne simple tip for making quicker E meals is to do some cooking ahead of time!  Cook bigger batches of brown rice or quinoa on a day when you have some time.  If you are used to white Minute Rice, it does take longer to cook brown rice, by far!   That’s what I was used to making for my family before THM and it was a time adjustment for me when I began the plan.   Cook up larger batches of brown rice ahead of time.  To add rich flavor, use chicken stock (lean) or some of type stock that has little fat involved.  I also salt and pepper my rice as it’s cooking.  I drain out extra liquids and let it cool.  You can then freeze it in freezer bags in a portion to suite you alone for a meal enough for your family. I love being able to throw my brown rice into a soup or skillet meal, like this one, and to have it ready in a jiffy.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 oz of chicken breast (I used canned)
  • 3/4 cup of brown rice, already cooked
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, refined or 1 tsp butter

You could use broccoli, onions, mushrooms, zucchini or any other veggie or combo of veggies that you like!  Make this your own.

Directions:

Warm your skillet with a tsp of coconut oil or butter.   If you use canned chicken toss it in. If not, cook your chicken breast first.  Shred after it’s cooked or chop it before you cook.  Cutting it up first will certainly make your meal cook faster.  Cook your rice ahead of time or use pre-cooked rice. Quinoa would be good too as an option. Add the garlic, salt, pepper and chopped tomato.  The tomato doesn’t take long at all to cook.  I throw it in near the end.  If you use other veggies take longer to cook, allow for that in your cooking time. I picked a tomato because I love it and it’s fast!  If you use canned chicken and already cooked rice, this dish is so quick to throw together.  It heats up really well also.  It would even be great cooked and frozen for a freezer meal.

If you want to enjoy this with your whole family, just multiply it by 4 or however many you like.  Just watch your oil amounts.  Dividing it up among many mouths, it should be just fine.

Let’s talk pre-cooked brown rice since I know many are wondering about it!  I’ve seen two kinds in the store, but there may be more.  One has some not-as-awesome additions to it (Minute Rice Brand), but I’ve used it anyways on trips or when I’m in a hurry.  I keep it in the pantry.  Trader Joe’s has some organic pre-cooked rice if that floats your boat.  Again, this is my Drive-Thru Sue, Need-For-Speed option.  It’s a personal choice that I make, but you don’t have too.  You can always cook it up ahead of time if that’s suits your needs better. Just giving you a Drive-Thru-Sue idea and you can make the choice.

Chicken-N-Rice for One (E)
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Easy, single serving "E" dish on THM.
Ingredients
  • 6 oz of chicken breast (I used canned)
  • ¾ cup of brown rice, already cooked
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, refined or 1 tsp butter
Instructions
  1. Warm your skillet with coconut oil or butter.
  2. If you use canned chicken toss it in. If not, cook your chicken breast first. Shred after it's cooked or chop it before you cook. Cutting it up first will certainly make your meal cook faster.
  3. Cook your rice ahead of time or use pre-cooked rice. Quinoa would be good too as an option.
  4. Add the garlic, salt, pepper and chopped tomato. The tomato doesn't take long at all to cook. I throw it in near the end.
  5. You could use other veggies like zucchini, squash, broccoli, onions, etc. Make it your own!

If you love single serving meals, I posted another one here:  Sweet Potato Skillet Meal for One.  I have many Muffin in a mug and cakes in my THM Recipes and Articles area as well that will work great for a single serving.  Join me on my FB Blog Page!  I share recipes from my friends, interesting articles and every day life!

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Chicken-N-Rice for One (E) — 6 Comments

  1. This looks so yummy. Such an easy E meal. Going to me one of go to E meals I’m sure. Thanks

  2. You could also add some onion, peppers, cumin, oregano & chili powder. If you use 1/2 cup rice, you could add 1/4 c black beans. Top with a little no-fat cheddar!

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