Skillet Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

skillet chicken and brussels sprouts
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 slices bacon, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 4 skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts, patted dry
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts trimmed and halved (if small) or quartered lengthwise (if large)
  • 1 lemon, quartered lengthwise


In a medium saucepan, bring the rice and 2 1/4 cups water to a boil. Lower the heat to low, cover and cook until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before stirring in the parsley.

While the rice is cooking, in a large cast-iron skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes; using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, place in the pan skin side down and cook, turning once, for 15 minutes; transfer the chicken to a plate. Add the brussels sprouts to the pan, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown, about 15 minutes. Add the bacon and toss.

Squeeze the lemon over the chicken and brussels sprouts. Serve with the rice.