This recipe is a throwback to 2007. I first learned to cook from a Kraft magazine and this is the first meal I ever made. I still make this dish because it’s all in one and tastes great. This is a go-to when you haven’t planned anything for dinner. Neufchatel cheese is just low fat cream cheese. I have used regular cream cheese (this is obviously more likely to be laying around in the fridge) with great results. The farmhouse chicken dinner is best served with a buttery chardonnay.
Farmhouse Chicken Dinner
Serves 4 and takes approx 50 minutes.
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp pepper
4 chicken breast halves
1/4 cup light Italian Dressing
2 cups baby carrots
1 can fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups instant brown rice
4 ounces Neufchatel Cheese
Mix flour and pepper in shallow dish. Add chicken; turn to coat both sides of each piece. Gently shake off excess flour. Heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken, meat-sides down; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Turn chicken. Add carrots, onions, and 1 cup broth; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until chicken is done (165 degrees F). Meanwhile, cook rice as directed.
Spoon rice onto platter. Use a slotted spoon to remove chicken and vegetables from skillet; place over rice. Cover to keep warm.
Add Neufchatel and remaining broth to liquid remaining in skillet; cook on medium-high heat 5 minutes or until Neufchatel is melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly. Simmer on medium-low heat 3 to 5 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon over chicken and vegetables; top with parsley.