Green Rice with Chicken, Peas and Almonds

green rice with chicken, peas, and almonds
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  • 4Servings


  • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, halved crosswise
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • Juice of 1 lime


Pulse the onions and parsley in a food processor until finely chopped. In a large, heavy saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat, add the onion mixture and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil to the skillet. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side. Add to the rice along with the peas and half of the almonds. Cover the rice and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice; season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into bowls and top with the remaining almonds.