Any variety of packaged chicken soup mix will contribute plenty of homey flavor to this easy chicken and rice skillet supper.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup instant rice, uncooked
- 1 chopped green bell pepper (optional)
- 2 cups water
- 1/8 cup chicken rice soup mix
Melt the shortening in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute the chicken sections in the shortening for 2 minutes per side, or until browned. Remove chicken and set aside.
Add the rice and green bell pepper, if desired, and saute for 3 minutes, or until slightly browned. Add the soup mix and water and stir together well. Bring this to a boil, then add the chicken, reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.