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Lemon Herb Chicken with Rice w/ Kalettes Recipe

Lemon Herb Chicken with Rice w/ Kalettes Recipe

Came across this recipe and wanted to try it out.  It is such a hearty recipe and I remember my Mom making something similar when I was growing up.  I paired it with kalettes, my newest green obsession!!!  easy peasy!

Lemon Herb Chicken with Rice w/ Kalettes Recipe


  • 6 chicken thighs (the original recipe called for chicken breasts)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • salt, pepper, onion & garlic powder to taste
  • 3 teaspoons of italian seasoning
  • 1 cup of uncooked rice
  • 2 1/4 cups of chicken broth
  • juice of 1 lemon


  1. Melt butter on medium in a large skillet with a lid.
  2. season chicken well. Brown chicken in butter for 3 minutes on each side. Starting with skin side down if using thighs to get a good crisp. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  3. Add rice, broth, lemon juice and a tablespoon more of italian seasoning to pan. Stir, then add chicken on top. cover and simmer on medium low for 20-25 minutes or until liquid is dissolved.
  4. Stir rice and Enjoy!
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So I am not a fan of kale.  I don’t like it in my smoothies and I don’t love it in salads either.  But my girl said its really good cooked, so I ran into these kalettes and thought, this might be a good way to try kale again.  I live for a steamable veggie.   This one is nice because you can season, then steam in the microwave.  I threw a seasoning blend in the bag, sealed it up and steamed for three minutes.  Then sautéed in olive oil and butter for about three minutes and it was perfect!  I found these at krogers and I must say they have renewed my faith in kale!

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