Emeril’s Essence Chicken

A quick “Chicken and Rice” dinner. But it didn’t seem like a chicken and rice dinner. Simple, yet TASTY!

I might have a new “weekend” favorite with this one.  I try to keep our meals simple on the weekend, spaghetti, tacos, and now this…I’ll save my cooking and blogging energy for the week days!

I marinated this chicken in some canola oil and Emeril’s Essence seasonings. Then froze.

Then thawed. Then baked.


BAM!!!!! (Said with all of Emeril’s gusto!)

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Emeril’s Essence Chicken

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 30 minutes

Cooking Time – 55 minutes


  • 1.4 lb. chicken breast ($2.35) On sale for $1.68/lb!!!
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil ($.10)
  • 2 Tbsp Emeril’s Essence seasoning ($.50) A homemade version, if you’re interested :)
  • 1 cup brown rice ($.40)
  • 1 bag Steamers peas ($.67) There are coupons out for these all the time.


  • Marinate the chicken breast in the canola oil and seasonings for at least 30 minutes, in the fridge. Or longer. Ideally.
  • Bake the chicken in a glass baking dish at 350 for 45-55 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through.
  • Cook brown rice as directed on bag. Raw brown rice takes 50 minutes to cook. Plan accordingly.
  • Cook the peas as directed on the package.
  • Serve Emeril’s Essence Chicken with Brown Rice and Peas.

Cost $4.02

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  1. says

    Very interesting. I would never have thought to marinate them and then freeze. I’ll have to pick up some of Emeril’s Essence. Looks delicious!

  2. Toni says

    This looks so good, I’ll have to try them.

    Thanks for the tip of putting the marinade in before freezing! I’m going to start doing this.

  3. Shannon says

    So it might be possible to get this dish cheaper if you use less expensive chicken(I sometimes get chicken quarters or thighs for under $1lb) and homemade spice mix.

  4. says

    Sounds yummy! And my daughter made shrimp scampi from your latest cookbook for dinner tonight. She said it was at least if not better than Olive Garden quality. She forgot to add the onions but put in mushrooms and no EVOO but Loved it! 2 thumbs up and my hubby will have it tomorrow night! There’s some leftovers too, want some? :00

  5. Nancy Gray says

    I love the lentil dish! But even more, I love the idea of eating it over salad. What a great idea! Thank you soooo much!
    And thank you for doing this–I love the cookbook!


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