Apple Chicken and Rice



  1. 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or 1 lb chicken thigh, cut into 1-inch cubes
  2. 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  3. 1 (6 ounce) package chicken rice-a-roni
  4. 1 14 cups water
  5. 12 cup chicken broth
  6. 12 cup apple juice
  7. 1 medium apple, chopped
  8. 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  9. 12 cup chopped onion
  10. 14 cup dried cranberries


  1. In a big skillet, cook the chicken in 1 tablespoon butter until juices run clear; remove and keep warm.
  2. Set seasoning packet from rice mix aside.
  3. In the same skillet, saute rice mix in remaining butter for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Add in water, broth, apple juice, apple mushrooms, onion, cranberries, and contents of rice seasoning packet; bring to a boil.
  5. Decrease heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Return chicken to the pan; heat through.