Italian Chicken and Vegetables over Rice

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Italian Chicken and Vegetables over Rice
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 11, 2023

This Italian-inspired dish features tender chicken and a variety of vegetables, all cooked together in a flavorful tomato sauce. Served over a bed of fluffy rice, this dish is hearty and satisfying. It's a perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and zucchini. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine.
  4. Return the chicken to the skillet and spoon the sauce over the top. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through and the flavors have melded together.
  5. To serve, place a scoop of rice on each plate and top with a chicken breast and a generous spoonful of the vegetable sauce. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
  6. Enjoy your delicious Italian Chicken and Vegetables over Rice!

Interesting Facts

  • This dish is a great way to use up leftover vegetables.
  • You can customize the vegetables to your liking and use whatever you have on hand.
  • Adding a sprinkle of red pepper flakes will give this dish a little kick.