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Chicken & Vegetable Sauté with Rice Pilaf Recipe

Chicken & Vegetable Sauté with Rice Pilaf Recipe is flavorful, colorful, and delicious! Today, we’re sharing a family favorite… our Rice Pilaf is totally kid-friendly then by adding in the fresh vegetables and chicken sauté it’s adult-friendly, too! Don’t you just love it when you can bring awesome nutrition to the table for your kiddos? Your picky eaters have plenty to choose from with the sauté veggies and chicken because they’ll for sure devour the rice pilaf!! It’s simple to make any day of the week plus leftovers make for an awesome lunch. 

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Chicken & Vegetable Sauté with Rice Pilaf Recipe

Hi, hi! I’m Madeliene. I’m one of the Rice Pilaf lovers my mom talks about in the first paragraph. We have LOVED this recipe our whole lives. Mmmm it’s so good. I made it for my family a little while ago and it was so fun to make it for them, like my mom used to make it for us. Even my brother, Jake, who was the pickiest eater when he was little, loved rice pilaf. It was, and still is, one of his faves. 

Oh, yes. Let me re-introduce myself. 🙂 I am a mom of 2 adorable boys, a dog mom of 2 girl pups, a wife, a blogger, and an aspiring psychologist. I have a huge love for mental health and can not wait until I have my master’s degree! I’m on track to apply for grad school this coming Fall and I’m sooo stoked! I danced my whole life… 17 years to be exact. I’ve always been social. I’ve always been a bit crazy. I’ve always loved to cook and to write. I’m an emotional person and I have a tender heart (so does my mom, sister, and brother, actually). 

I like to keep it really real around here. I share the happy, the sad, the mental health struggles, the beautiful vacations, etc. We aren’t perfect and never will be, so let’s just be us and real about it, too! I’m grateful for CWR and I really enjoy baking and cooking with my family. The memories I have in the kitchen with my loved ones, are very cherished. It’s super fun that my Carter boy is starting to want to cook with me. 🙂 

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Healthy Cooking Tips; Chicken & Vegetable Sauté with Rice Pilaf Recipe meets them all! 

Healthy Cooking Tips:

The main rule of thumb for healthy cooking is to avoid cooking methods that require excessive fat.  Remember to eat a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables, and drink plenty of water too. I try to incorporate healthy cooking techniques and use healthy oils, in moderate amounts, in all of my cooking… I call it “health-i-fying” recipes!

  • Baking: dry heat, below 400 degrees for meat and fish, roasts, and vegetables.
  • Braising: browning the ingredients first and then covering with broth or water and slowly cooking.
  • Poaching: gently simmer ingredients in water or broth, using minimal amounts of liquid.
  • Steaming: quickly cooking foods above a small amount of water,  allows food to retain most of the nutrients. AND when you smell it, it’s done!
  • Broiling: uses intense, direct heat.  Broiling can be done under the broiler in an oven, or over the coals of a BBQ grill.  High temperatures browns and crisps the outside while sealing in the juices.
  • Grilling: use leaner cuts and marinade meat to reduce to the HA formation which may cause colon cancer.  Gas grills are better than charcoal for reducing HA.
  • Sauteing: quickly cooks relatively small or thin pieces of food.
  • Roasting: like baking, but at higher temperatures- using a rack underneath meat so excess fat can drip below.
  • Stir-frying:  quickly cooks small pieces of food while rapidly stirring in a small amount of oil that’s almost to the smoking point.

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I’m a mom of 3, a dog mom of 2, and a food lover! I’ve ran 3 marathons. I’ve gone the rounds with food and diets and I’m an intuitive eater to the core. I’ve also gone through the rounds with life and have had an amazing soul journey! I’ve grown so much and I wouldn’t trade the person I am now, for anything. Adversity makes us who we are and that, should be celebrated!

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Fit Friday!

Hey there everyone! I am Nichole, the smiling face behind Pure Clean Coaching. The girls from Cooking with Ruthie and I have been at this for a while. We have collaborated once a week to bring you Fit Friday, a post that has some yummy healthy (sometimes it’s an ish) recipes and a variety of healthy/fit tips.  This weekend we got together for a YOU day for a very lucky Cooking with Ruthie reader. As we talked, we realized how long we have been at this, which means there are probably a few of you out there that don’t know me.

Who am I?

I am a mom, a runner, a cancer survivor, a personal trainer, a life coach and so much more. I am a lover of life that just wants to share that love with everyone around me.
I am constantly striving to grow in this world, grow as a woman, a wife, and a mom.


I have four kids, two of which are mine and two bonus girls that I get to love as well. With four kids, a dog, a husband, and my own needs and wants, life is a constant juggling act. There are days that I have 10 balls in the air and I have a smile on my face, then there are days that I am struggling to keep one ball up in the air and I look like a mess. It’s all ok though, it is life.

You can find out more about me  @purecleancoaching. You can learn more about my cancer story @nicholesbiggestraceyet. I also have another project where you can find out more about me as a mom and stepmom @blendedmatters. Check me out. Follow my journey. Ask me questions. I love questions! And thanks for all the love.

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Chicken & Vegetable Sauté with Rice Pilaf Recipe

Chicken & Vegetable Sauté with Rice Pilaf Recipe is flavorful, colorful, and delicious! by

Chicken & Vegetable Sauté with Rice Pilaf Recipe is flavorful, colorful, and delicious!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 cup thin spaghetti, broken into 1” pieces
  • 1/2 cup onion, small diced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chicken & Vegetable Sauté:
  • 1.5 pounds chicken tenders
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup onion, medium diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cups mixed variety fresh vegetables (I used yellow squash, purple beans, green pepper)
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, large diced
  • 1 cup petite heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced to garnish


    1. Rice Pilaf:
    2. In a large skillet over medium high heat add olive oil; warm to almost smoke point.
    3. Add onion, white rice, and Thin Spaghetti.
    4. Continually stir to sauté until onion is tender, rice and noodles slightly browned.
    5. Add beef broth and sea salt.
    6. Cover with lid, reduce to a simmer, and cook 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
    7. Stir occasionally.
    8. Chicken & Vegetable Sauté:
    9. In a large skillet over medium heat add olive oil; warm.
    10. Add chicken tenders and cook until nicely browned and cooked through; set aside and keep warm.
    11. In the same pan over medium high heat add olive oil and warm to almost smoke point.
    12. Add onion; cook until softened and caramelized, add 1/4 cup white wine and garlic; stir-bringing up flavor bits from bottom of pan.
    13. Add mixed variety fresh vegetables, 1/4 cup wine and chicken broth; cover and simmer 4-5 minutes until vegetables are softened.
    14. Add large diced tomato, spices, sea salt and pepper to taste; stir.
    15. Add petite heirloom tomatoes and cook 2 minutes until skins pop.
    16. Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 689Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 1966mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 8gSugar: 9gProtein: 34g

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