Rustic Herb Chicken and Rice Recipe

Rustic Herb Seasoning is the stand-out in this recipe - it pairs well with chicken and tomatoes.
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  • Ready in: 25 minutes
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 10 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 6 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes with garlic and onions, drained (reserving juice)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
  • 3 cups cooked brown or white rice

cooking methods

  • Stovetop
  • Simmer


  1. Pound chicken to ½-inch thick; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Rustic Herb Seasoning. Salt and pepper as desired.
  2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté until internal temperature reaches 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  3. Add drained tomatoes, cream cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon Rustic Herb Seasoning to skillet. Simmer, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted. Add reserved tomato juice as needed to thin sauce to desired thickness. Salt and pepper as desired. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve chicken over cooked rice with sauce.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with steamed broccoli.

Make ahead & freeze: Combine step 1 in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 2.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yummy! I absolutely loved this! I did use larger tomato chunks as that is what I had on hand. It tasted even better as leftovers!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and delicious! I only had fresh tomatoes and cut the cream cheese in half. I added some sun dried tomato pesto seasoning and milk. Could have use chicken broth as well. Oh and maybe some mushrooms. You can do so much with the sauce. I'll make it again...and again!
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tomato popping goodness! I just talked about this recipe at work and all of the girls needed to order the Rustic Herb because they just loved the thought of it.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delish! This was so good, I used the whole block of cream cheese and I do agree with one of the other reviews it could be cut in half.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creamy Goodness This chicken sauce is creamy goodness! I will definitely make again with pasta and cut up the chicken.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A keeper Both my kids asked for seconds. Told me I need to make it again. I only used 4 ounces of cream cheese and it was plenty.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty! This was very simple to prepare and delicious. I think it can be made without the cream cheese to eliminate some of the fat content and be quite good as well (I'll try it this way next time). The Rustic Herb seasoning smells and tastes wonderful!
Date published: 2015-01-21
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